Coyotes trade Nedved to Flyers for Seidenberg

Updated: January 20, 2006, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes traded center Petr Nedved to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.

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Dennis Seidenberg

Friday's trade also gave the Flyers the option of swapping fourth-round draft choices with the Coyotes at this year's entry draft and third-round choices with the Coyotes in next year's entry draft.

"Nedved has always been a good scorer and a real good player and we think he'll solve some of our problems up front," said Flyers general manager Bob Clarke.

Nedved, who was benched earlier in the season, had two goals and nine assists in 25 games in his first season with the Coyotes.

"Obviously, I am very pleased and happy to be coming to Philadelphia," Nedved said. "I am coming to one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, so I am very excited to play for the Flyers. This year has been kind of frustrating as far as offensive production, so hopefully I can help Philadelphia and start producing offensively."

Seidenberg has been in the NHL three years, all with the Flyers. He has two goals and five assists this season.

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