On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues and Florida Panthers agreed to a trade of minor league players. The Blues sent forward Mark Mancari to Florida in exchange for forward Eric Selleck.
Mancari has spent parts of nine seasons with the Chicago Wolves, Rochester Americans and Portland Pirates at the AHL level, along with appearing in 42 career games at the NHL level with Buffalo and Vancouver. The 28-year old native of London, Ontario was second on the Wolves in points at the time of the trade (9 G, 22 A). He has scored 20 or more goals in seven seasons in the AHL and has been a two-time 30-goal scorer.
Selleck expects to bring a physical presence to Chicago’s lineup. The 26-year old has notched 692 penalty minutes in 240 games with the San Anotnio Rampage (AHL) and Rochester. He has appeared in two career NHL games, picking up one assist and 17 penalty minutes.
In a separate deal, the Wolves acquired defenseman Doug Janik from the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) for future considerations.
Janik, 33, has appeared in 190 career NHL games with Buffalo, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Montreal, notching three goals and 16 assists. He also has participated in six NHL playoff games, scoring one goal. This season, he has tallied one goal and seven assists over 13 games for San Antonio.