The Edmonton Oilers have traded defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Ryan Whitney and a sixth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
"Lubomir Visnovsky is a skilled defenseman with a proven track record," said Ducks GM Bob Murray. "We feel this is a major addition for us, not only for our stretch drive but going forward."
Visnovsky, 33, appeared in 57 games with the Oilers this season, collecting 10 goals, 22 assists and 56 penalty minutes.
Selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, the Topolcany, Slovakia native has played in 606 career NHL games and has accumulated 88 goals and 254 assists for 342 points with 260 penalty minutes.
Whitney, 27, has scored four goals and added 24 assists for 28 points in 62 games with Anaheim this season.
In 335 career NHL games, Whitney has accumulated 38 goals and 150 assists for 189 points. Selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Whitney was acquired by Anaheim from the Penguins in exchange for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi on Feb. 26, 2009.
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