The Philadelphia Flyers
announced that they have acquired defenseman Kyle McLaren
from the San Jose Sharks
in exchange for a sixth round draft pick in 2009. McLaren has been assigned to the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms
McLaren, 31, has six assists and 17 penalty minutes in 17 games with San Jose’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Worcester Sharks
this season. In 719 career NHL games with San Jose and the Boston Bruins
over 12 seasons (1995-96 to 2007-08), the 6-4, 235-pounder has 46 goals and 161 assists for 207 points and 671 penalty minutes. In 70 career playoff games, he has one goal and 13 assists for 14 points and 78 penalty minutes.
A member of the 1996 NHL All-Rookie Team, McLaren was traded to San Jose by Boston along with a fourth round draft choice in 2004 for Jeff Hackett and Jeff Jillson
on January 23, 2003. He was originally drafted by Boston in the first round (ninth overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.