Toronto Maple Leafs trade Mikhail Stefanovich for Fabian Brunnstrom with Dallas Stars

Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the hockey club has acquired forward Fabian Brunnstrom from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Mikhail Stefanovich.

Brunnstrom, a 25-year-old native of Jonstorp, Sweden, was originally signed by the Dallas Stars as a free agent on May 9, 2008. Since the 2008-09 season, the 6-2, 212-pound forward has played in 99 NHL games for Dallas collecting 40 points on 19 goals and 21 assists. In 37 games this season with the Texas Stars, Dallas’ American Hockey League affiliate, he has accumulated 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points, along with 16 penalty minutes and a plus four rating. Brunnstrom is expected to join the Toronto Marlies for their game on Friday at Abbotsford.

Stefanovich had played this season for the Marlies, Reading (ECHL) and most recently Minsk (KHL). The Leafs originally drafted Stefanovich in the third choice, 98th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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