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Leafs Trade Schenn To Flyers For Van Riemsdyk

Jun 23, 2012 6:43 PM EST

The Maple Leafs announced Saturday that the team has acquired left-winger James van Riemsdyk from the Flyers in exchange for defenceman Luke Schenn.

"We are really excited by the parts of the game that James will bring to the Leafs," said GM Brian Burke. "He will provide speed, size, and finesse to our top two lines and we know that he fits those needs that we have wanted to address for some time. We thank Luke for his tremendous on and off ice contributions to our organization. He's a true professional and we wish him the very best in Philadelphia." Van Riemsdyk, 23, collected 11 goals and 13 assists in 43 games for the Flyers in 2011-12. He has 47 goals and 52 assists for 99 points in 196 NHL regular season games.

Schenn, 22, scored 14 goals and added 61 assists in 310 career games with the Maple Leafs. He was the fifth overall selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Via Press Release