Tampa Bay Lightning acquires Brandon Segal from Chicago Blackhawks
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Brandon Segal from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Matt Fornataro, GM Steve Yzerman announced in a news release. Here are some details, from the release:
Segal, 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, has played in 53 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League this season, collecting 13 goals and 25 points, to go along with 63 penalty minutes. Segal ranks fourth on the IceHogs in goals and is seventh in points.
The Richmond, British Columbia native has played in 92 career NHL games with the Lightning, Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings, collecting 11 goals and 22 points. He played in two games with Tampa Bay during the 2008-09 season, including his NHL debut on March 3 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was originally drafted by the Predators in the fourth round, 102nd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
The 28 year-old has skated in 508 career AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals, Portland Pirates, Norfolk Admirals, Manchester Monarchs, Texas Stars and Rockford IceHogs, collecting 120 goals and 233 points.