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Flyers, Flames trade AHL forwards

Feb 25, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

MitchWahl

The Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames have swapped minor league forwards, according to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com reporter Anthony SanFilippo.

The Flyers will receive 23-year-old center Mitch Wahl, Calgary’s second-round pick (48th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Wahl, a former scoring sensation with WHL Spokane, has split time between Calgary’s AHL affiliate in Abbotsford and ECHL Utah this season.

The Flames will receive 26-year-old forward Mike Testwuide.

An undrafted free agent out of Colorado College, Testwuide has spent the last three seasons with Philly’s AHL affiliate in Adirondack.

This year he’s appeared in 19 games for the Phantoms, scoring two goals while racking up 27 PIM.

Wahl will reportedly be assigned to Adirondack while Testwuide is likely off to Abbotsford.

  1. hallsy86 - Feb 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Damn, now the Utah Grizzlies are going to suck even more.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Well he is younger ha. I guess that’s a +.

  3. hockeyrobyn11 - Feb 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    ummm… well first of all… good luck to Wahl in the Flyers organization! secondly, he played for Spokane in the WHL… if you’re going to post something about players, make it correct. Okay? Thanks!

    • Mike Halford - Feb 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      My bad. Got my Dub teams mixed up. Corrected.

      • hockeyrobyn11 - Feb 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        Thanks! :)

  4. charleslouis99 - Feb 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    This isn’t a big move but really Calgary? Pretty dumb

  5. withseidelinn - Feb 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I’m not a Flames fan at all but I feel like Jay Feaster is one of the worst GMs in the league.

    • timmmah10 - Feb 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      In his defense, Wahl might have asked for a trade or maybe they are too deep at his position in the organization for the timeline of his growth. There are a lot of reasons, but to trade him for a guy that is 3 years older wouldn’t make a 4th line in the NHL? Not sure what that’s about. Does Wahl make more than the 900k min so it’s effecting their cap? *way too much speculation in one post, I apologize*

      I think it’s safe to say there’s a small chance either of these guys every make a real impact in the NHL though.

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