Oilers acquire Petrovic from Panthers, send Wideman to Florida in trade

The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenceman Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers on Sunday in exchange for blue-liner Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers acquired defenceman Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers on Sunday in exchange for blue-liner Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

Petrovic, 26 has one assists in 26 games with Florida this season.

Petrovic has appeared in 254 NHL games over his five-year career, posting 49 points (five goals, 44 assists).

The Edmonton native was originally selected by Florida in the second round, 36th overall, at the 2010 NHL draft.

Wideman, 28, has two assists through five games with the Oilers this season since he was traded to Edmonton from the Ottawa Senators last month.

Wideman has 16 goals and 27 assists in 175 career NHL games, mostly with Ottawa. He was drafted by the Senators in the fourth round in 2009.

 

The Canadian Press