TRADE: Jamie Langenbrunner traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Dallas Stars for a conditional third round draft pick in 2011
DALLAS: The Stars add a proven winner to their line-up and a player who is familiar with the organization. Langenbrunner asked for a trade and got his wish today heading back to Dallas where he started his career and won a Stanley Cup in 1999. Langenbrunner is coming off his two best offensive seasons where he scored 19 goals and 61 points last season and 29 goals and 69 points the season previous.
He has been struggling this season but who on the Devils hasnít struggled this year? Langenbrunner only has four goals and 14 points this season that puts him on pace for just nine goals and 32 points. This change in scenery should give his season a shot of adrenaline so expect a bump in his production.
Langenbrunner is expected to line-up on the third line for now with Steve Ott and Adam Burish. This deal could hurt Jamie Bennís production if Langenbrunner bumps him down to the third line.
From a fantasy standpoint this deal immediately increases Langenbrunnerís value as he is now playing for a team that he wants to play for instead of waiting for a trade. Langenbrunner is also playing for a contract so count on a strong finish. His real value could come in playoff pools as Langenbrunner has 33 goals and 86 points in 137 NHL playoff games.