Slegr Traded

The Boston Bruins acquired today veteran defensemen Jiri Slegr from the Vancouver Canucks

( Vancouver, B.C. — Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Brian Burke announced today that the Canucks have traded defenceman Jiri Slegr to the Boston Bruins in exchange for future considerations.

Slegr, 32, played in 16 games for the Canucks this season, recording two goals and five assists. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver on Sept 4/03 after playing in 10 games last season with HC Litvinov Chemopetrol of the Czech Elite League and six games with Omsk Avangard of the Russian League.

The NHL veteran was originally drafted by the Canucks in the 2nd round, 23rd overall, in the 1990 Entry Draft and has played previously with Vancouver, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Detroit.