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ISLANDERS ACQUIRE HUGHES

Trade Hennigar for Carolina Hurricanes prospect

Monday, 08.31.2009 / 12:33 PM / News
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ISLANDERS ACQUIRE HUGHES
The New York Islanders have acquired Bobby Hughes from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for center Rob Hennigar, pending a physical.  

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Hughes played the last two seasons for the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Albany River Rats.  The Richmond Hill, ON native totaled 23 points with the River Rats in 53 games played over the course of the two seasons.  Hughes was originally selected by Carolina in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year entry level contract with he team on April 10, 2007, making his professional debut for Albany in the 2007 Calder Cup Playoffs against the Hershey Bears.  The 5’10, 180 pound center played four years in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kingston Frontenacs where he finished his career with 103 goals and 150 assists for 253 points in 243 games.  

Hennigar split last season between the Islanders AHL and ECHL affiliates, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Utah Grizzlies.  He accumulated 13 points (three goals and 10 assists) in 34 games played for the Sound Tigers.  

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