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.

10 Responses to Slegr Traded

  1. TC_4 says:

    Good move by Burke. I don’t know why he got Slegr in the first place with Bryan Allen waiting in the wings.

  2. TRaPT1307 says:

    I liked Slegr for the few games he played on the Wings. Good move for both teams really.

  3. Leaf_Expert says:

    Slegr will be a big impact on the Bruins defense.

    Hes very under-rated in my books. Will definetly spark a ton of offense, and should be even more lethal along with Gill or Boynton as his partner.

  4. LondonK says:

    This is not a good move…if you are in the NorthEast Division. While Boston has been stumbling since pretty much December they have turned it up a bit lately and they are really tight. In fact there are 4 teams with 50+ points in the NorthEast and Buffalo is only a few points out of a playoff spot.

    Slegr will help this team out quite well. He will be able to replace some of the offensive side that they lost with Berard (although he was a defensive liability). Slegr will help Boston out.

  5. MantaRay says:

    If Slegr is so good

    Why has he been bounced around by so many teams?

    Why can’t he crack the line-ups of good teams (Det/Van)?

    This is a small bandaid for Boston.

    Vancouver just got rid of some baggage.

  6. TRaPT1307 says:

    Because he doesnt fit in with their style.

  7. turninglane says:

    Does this mean that Wade Brookbank will be the 7th defenceman? I for one hope so. Brookbank is an inspiration for everyone who plays hockey, especially us in Saskatchewan. He never played major junior hockey, instead playing in the SJHL, then he bounced around the UHL and ECHL. The fact he’s playing in the NHL is amazing.

    And the guy is really tough too, did anyone see him one-punch Oliwa?

    The Canucks also have two good young defencman in Manitoba with Obsut and Koltsov. This could also mean playing time for them. Which will be good, because next year Koltsov will be starting with the Canucks.

    Good move all around, even though it doesn’t seem like that much.

  8. bruinfan37 says:

    What is this? His 4th team?? Its no shame to not be able to consitently crack the Canucks Defense lineup. Shall I name other players that have been shopped around about the same?

    Slegr may not be anything special, but he is what the Bruins need. He will help!

  9. Furlong19 says:

    Classy trade by Burke. Perfect fit for Slegr. The Bruins needed offensive d since losing Berard. Jillson just hasn’t cut it. I guess Slegr didn’t get much of a chance in Vancouver because of the Canucks depth. But the Bruins needed d badly. Great move by the b’s. Now slegr should get a hell of a lot more games then what he got in vancouver. And it’s not as if he was playing badly in Vancouver. He had 2 goals 5 assists and was a plus 6 in 16 games. That’s a pace of approximately 10 goals 25 assists and a plus 30 over an entire season. Not too shabby for missing all of last year. Great pickup for the bruins. Now they’re looking like they can challenge for 4th or 5th in the east. I would love to see them pick up a couple other good players. Maybe a 2nd/3rd line guy.

  10. Lint07 says:

    Yep saw that.

    Impressing. He looks like one mean SOB…

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