Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thrashers Acquire Evgeny Artyukhin from Anaheim for Nathan Oystrick and a Conditional Draft Choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

The Atlanta Thrashers have acquired forward Evgeny Artyukhin from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Nathan Oystrick and a conditional draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell.

Artyukhin, 26, has appeared in 37 games this season with the Ducks, posting nine points (five goals, four assists). The 6-4, 255-pound right wing set career highs in games played (73), goals (six) and penalty minutes (151) during the 2008-09 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Moscow, Russia, native has tallied 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) and 282 penalty minutes in 182 career NHL games with the Ducks and Lightning. Artyukhin also appeared in five NHL playoff games with the Lightning during the 2005-06 season, tallying one goal. He has earned 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists) in 102 career American Hockey League games with Hershey and Springfield.

Artyukhin was originally selected by the Lightning in the third round, 94th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Oystrick, 27, has recorded 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) and a plus-six rating in 41 games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) this season. He appeared in 53 games with the Thrashers during his rookie season in 2008-09, recording 12 points (four goals, eight assists).

The 6-0, 205-pound defenseman has tallied 114 points (37 goals, 77 assists) in 203 career AHL games with the Wolves. He has earned 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 39 AHL post-season contests and helped the Wolves capture the 2008 Calder Cup.

The Regina, Saskatchewan, native was selected by the Thrashers in the seventh round, 198th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Tickets for all regular-season Thrashers games at Philips Arena can be purchased by visiting atlantathrashers.com, calling (800) 326-4000, or by visiting the Philips Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster Ticket Outlet.
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