PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for LW Scott Hartnell, according to General Manager Ron Hextall.
Umberger, 32 (5/3/1982), makes a return to the Flyers after spending the past six seasons with Columbus. In 2013-14, Umberger recorded 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points in 74 games to help theBlue Jackets return to the playoffs after a four-year absence. In 445 games with Columbus, Umberger scored 120 goals and added 130 assists for 250 points, along with 200 PIM. Umberger began his NHL career with the Flyers in 2005-06 and posted 49 goals and 67 assists for 116points in 228 games over three seasons from 2005-2008.
In the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Umberger scored 10 goals and added five assists for 15 points in 17 games to help the Flyers reach the Eastern Conference Finals. He was traded to Columbus on June 20, 2008 along with a 2008 fourth-round pick (Drew Olson) in exchange for Colorado’s first-roundpick (previously acquired, Luca Sbisa) andColumbus’s third-round pick (Marc-Andre Bourdon) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Hartnell, 32 (4/18/1982), appeared in 517 games for the Flyers over seven seasons, recording 157 goals and 169 assists for 326 points along with 908 PIM. He was acquired from Nashville on June 18, 2007 along with Kimmo Timonen in exchange for Nashville’s own first-round pick (previously acquired, Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.