Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/22/11
The Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing David Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers on Saturday for veteran forwards Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson. Booth had 23 goals and 17 assists last season - the first time he has played all 82 games with the Panthers. He has one assist this season in six games. The 26-year-old, who missed 54 games two seasons ago with concussion problems, has 87 goals, 167 points and 127 penalty minutes in 309 games with the Panthers. ''It's an opportunity to have a top-six forward and a left winger to play with Ryan Kesler, Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said of Booth, picked 53rd overall in 2004. ''We were looking to try to get a little bit younger and a little quicker. This should give us an opportunity for a little more balance.'' It's a deal Gillis said he'd talked about for six months, indicating he wasn't worried about Booth's two previous concussions and injury history. ''He hasn't ...
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