21 February 2012
And here is the press release via the team:
The Lightning have acquired F Brandon Segal from Chicago in exchange for F Matt Fornataro.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) February 21, 2012
The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Brendon Segal from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Matt Fornataro today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Segal, 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, has played in 53 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League this season, collecting 13 goals and 25 points, to go along with 63 penalty minutes. Segal ranks fourth on the IceHogs in goals and is seventh in points.
The Richmond, British Columbia native has played in 92 career NHL games with the Lightning, Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings, collecting 11 goals and 22 points. He played in two games with Tampa Bay during the 2008-09 season, including his NHL debut on March 3 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was originally drafted by the Predators in the fourth round, 102nd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
The 28 year-old has skated in 508 career AHL games with the Milwaukee Admirals, Portland Pirates, Norfolk Admirals, Manchester Monarchs, Texas Stars and Rockford IceHogs, collecting 120 goals and 233 points.