Flyers Trade Scott Hartnell to Columbus; Acquire R.J. Umberger
The Flyers have traded left winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 draft on Monday.
Umberger, 32, recorded 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes in 74 regular season games this past season, his sixth with the Blue Jackets. He played three seasons for the Flyers from 2005-2008.
Umberger was traded from Philadelphia to Columbus after the 2008 season along with a fourth round draft pick (Drew Olson) for Colorado's first round pick (Luca Sbisa) and Columbus' third (Marc-Andre Bourdon).
Umberger has three more years on his contract, and is set to make $4.6 million each season. Hartnell was set to make $4.75 million over the next five years.
Hartnell is also 32, and played in 517 games for the Flyers over seven seasons, recording 157 goals and 169 assists for 326 points along with 908 PIM.
Hartnell's rights were acquired in 2007 along with Kimmo Timonen's rights from Nashville for Nashville's own first round pick (Jonathon Blum) acquired in the Peter Forsberg trade. Both players were signed after the deal.