The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that
they have acquired 6-5, 228-lb left wing Tom Sestito
from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for
RW/C Greg Moore and the rights to center Michael
Chaput, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Sestito will report to the Flyers' American Hockey
League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms.
Sestito, 23 (9/28/1987), was a third-round selection
(85th overall) of the Blue Jackets in the 2006
NHL Entry Draft. The 2010-11 season was his fourth
in the Columbus organization. He has spent most
of the campaign with the club's American Hockey
League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, where
he has posted 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points
in 46 games while racking up 192 penalty minutes,
which ranks fifth among all AHL players. He also
appeared in nine games for the Blue Jackets this
season, contributing two goals and two assists
and recording 40 penalty minutes.
Sestito has collected exactly 700 penalty minutes
in exactly 200 American Hockey League games over
his four seasons with Springfield and Columbus's
previous AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. His
AHL career totals also include 36 goals and 56
assists for 92 points. He has four other NHL games
to his credit, all with Columbus - three last
year and one in 2007-08.
Sestito is expected to be assigned to the Phantoms.
His first three games with the Phantoms would
be against the Albany Devils where his older brother
Tim Sestito plays.
Moore, 26 (3/26/1984), returns to the Blue Jackets
organization, where he spent the 2009-10 campaign.
He was signed as a free agent on July 10, 2010.
Moore appeared in 57 games for the Phantoms this
season, scoring 7 goals and adding 13 assists.
Chaput, 18 (4/8/1992), was selected by the Flyers
in the third round (89th overall) of the 2010
NHL Entry Draft. He has 22 goals and 33 assists
for 55 points in 55 games this season with the
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