Friday, June 20, 2008

Flyers trade Umberger to Columbus

By Eric Redner

The Philadelphia Flyers traded center R.J. Umberger to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday during the 2008 NHL Draft.

In exchange for Umberger, the Flyers get from Columbus the 19th overall pick, which was originally Colorado's, and Columbus' third-round pick in this year's draft. The Blue Jackets also get the Flyers' 2008 fourth-round pick.

Umberger, 26, had the best season of his three-year career last season with the Flyers. He tallied 13 goals while adding a career-high 37 assists for a career-high 50 points in 74 games for Philadelphia.

During the Flyers' run to the Eastern Conference Finals this past season, the Pittsburgh native totaled 10 goals and five assists in 17 playoff games, including eight goals and an assist against the Montreal Canadiens in the semifinals.

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