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A former second-round pick is headed to the Flyers organization in exchange for Mike Testwuide.
Mike Testwuide, who two years ago was the talk of Flyers training camp, has been traded to the Calgary Flames organization. In return, the Flyers have acquired minor league center Mitch Wahl.
Wahl, 23, has played much of his minor league career in the ECHL. He's played 45 games with the ECHL's Utah Grizzles so far this season, and he's had a lot of success -- 59 points in 45 games. He compiled 115 penalty minutes in those 45 games, too. He's currently assigned to Calgary's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, where he's played six games on the year and has one goal. The Seal Beach, Calif. native will join the Adirondack Phantoms.
Wahl has 54 AHL games played in his career, splitting time between Abbotsford and the Hamilton Bulldogs thus far. He has just 15 points in those games. He's not lived up to the potential he showed back in 2008 when he was drafted 48th overall by the Flames. Wahl had an impressive junior campaign with the Spokane Chiefs, scoring 284 points 273 career WHL games. But that just hasn't translated to the professional game for him thus far. Maybe he can reach his potential with the Phantoms.
Testwuide certainly wasn't reaching his potential in Glens Falls either. After his impressive camp back during his rookie season, Testwuide became an AHL regular, but he hasn't been able to push himself past some of the other talent on the Flyers' depth chart. Overall, this is probably a lateral move for both organizations, but hey, a change of scenery can't hurt for either guy.