Lightning Acquire Seventh-Round Pick In 2008 From Nashville In Exchange For Jan Hlavac
TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired a seventh-round pick in 2008 from the Nashville Predators in exchange for left wing Jan Hlavac and acquired right wing Brandon Segal (SEE-gul) and a seventh-round pick in 2008 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Jay Leach, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced. Segal has been assigned to Norfolk of the American Hockey League.
A 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of North Delta, British Columbia, Segal has five goals and 14 points in 54 games with the Portland Pirates of the AHL this season. He is a veteran of 313 career AHL games with 61 goals and 112 points. He has played in 41 career Calder Cup Playoff games with five goals and eight points. He helped the Milwaukee Admirals to the 2006 Calder Cup Finals where they fell in six games.
Segal, 24, played 242 career games in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He scored 108 goals and recorded 198 points with 358 penalty minutes.
He was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the fourth-round, 102nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to Anaheim on June 26, 2007 in exchange for future considerations.
Hlavac, signed as a free agent on June 14, 2007, had nine goals and 22 points in 62 games with the Lightning this season.