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Panthers Acquire Eminger From Tampa Bay

25-year-old Eminger Led Lightning In Defensemen Scoring

Wednesday, 03.04.2009 / 6:46 PM / Transactions
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Panthers Acquire Eminger From Tampa Bay
The Panthers acquired defenseman Steve Eminger (left) at the trade deadline for defenseman Noah Welch and a 2009 3rd Round Pick. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers general manager Jacques Martin announced today that the club has acquired D Steve Eminger from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for D Noah Welch and Florida’s third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Eminger, 25, has played in 274 NHL games with Tampa Bay (2008-09), Philadelphia (2008-09) and Washington (2002-08), amassing 10 goals, 58 assists and 265 PIM. This season, Eminger ranked first among Lightning defensemen in points with 25, and is fifth overall on the team in assists with 21. Eminger was drafted by the Washington Capitals with their first choice (12th overall) in 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Eminger played four years of junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers from 1999-2003, playing his last two seasons under current Panthers head coach Pete DeBoer and with current Florida C Gregory Campbell. The trio won a Memorial Cup together in 2003.

Florida (33-23-8) opens a two-game homestand on Thursday, Mar. 5 when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game can be seen live on FS Florida and heard on SportsTalk 790 The Ticket beginning at 7 p.m.

Steve Eminger’s Career Statistics:

                       --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                                 Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1999-00  Kitchener Rangers         OHL    50    2   14   16   74   5   0   0   0   0
2000-01  Kitchener Rangers         OHL    54    6   26   32   66  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  Kitchener Rangers         OHL    64   19   39   58   93   4   0   2   2  10
2002-03  Kitchener Rangers         OHL    23    2   27   29   40  21   3   8  11  44
2002-03  Washington Capitals      NHL    17    0    2    2   24  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Washington Capitals      NHL    41    0    4    4   45  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Portland Pirates               AHL    41    0    4    4   40   7   0   1   1   2
2004-05  Portland Pirates               AHL    62    3   17   20   40  --  --  --  --  --
2005-06  Washington Capitals      NHL    66    5   13   18   81  --  --  --  --  --
2006-07  Washington Capitals      NHL    68    1   16   17   63  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Washington Capitals       NHL    20    0    2    2    8   5   1   0   1   2
2008-09  Philadelphia Flyers*         NHL    12    0    2    2    8
2008-09  Tampa Bay Lightning       NHL    50    4   19   23   36
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         NHL Totals                        274   10   58   68  265   5   1   0   1   2


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2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
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