NHL Trade: Vancouver Canucks Acquire David Booth from Panthers in Great Trade

October 22nd, 2011 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The Vancouver Canucks acquired forwards David Booth and Steve Reinprecht, as well as a 2013 third-round pick, Saturday night from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a pair of veteran forwards, Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson, according to NHL.com.

Booth, 26, is a talented left winger who scored 23 goals with 17 assists last season in 82 games for the Panthers.

He is a top-six forward who hasn't developed into the star player the Panthers were hoping he would be, but maybe a change of scenery will help him.

One of the biggest needs for the Canucks after the first few weeks of the season has been a winger, and Booth is a fantastic upgrade at that position.

He goes to a real hockey city with a passionate fanbase in Vancouver, which will surely help his game.

This trade makes the Canucks younger at forward and gives them a top talent they can develop into a top-line player.

Booth has the ability to be a perennial 30-goal scorer, and playing with many talented players in Vancouver should help his stats increase.

The Canucks are 4-3-1 this season with nine points, and are second in the Northwest divisio ...

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