SUNRISE, Fla. – The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Kenndal McArdle from the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
In return, the Jets sent prospect centre Angelo Esposito to the Panthers.
McArdle, 24, scored once and had two assists in 33 games with Florida after the Panthers drafted him 20th overall in 2005.
The five-foot-11, 190-pounder had 14 goals and 12 assists with the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans last season.
Esposito, 22, has yet to play an NHL game since Pittsburgh drafted him 20th overall in 2007.
The 6-0, 190-pound centre had three goals and 10 assists in 57 games last season with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves.
The Panthers were busy on Saturday, acquiring Sergei Shirokov from the Vancouver Canucks from Mike Duco.
Shirokov, 25, scored 22 goals and added 36 assists in 76 games with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League last season.
In eight career games with Vancouver, he has scored one goal.
Duco, 24, had 20 goals and 11 assists in 67 games with the AHL’s Rochester Americans last season. In 12 NHL games, we has yet to record a point.
The Panthers made two other moves, acquiring Keith Seabrook from the Calgary Flames for fellow defenceman Jordan Henry and signing forward Ryan Carter to a one-year deal.