The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers hooked up for a minor trade Monday morning in a deal that saw forward Jean-Francois Jacques change Florida cities. The Lightning acquired Jacques from their state rivals the Panthers for future considerations, according to TSN.ca.
A veteran of seven seasons in the NHL, Jacques cut his teeth with the Edmonton Oilers back in 2005-06 when he played in seven games. He’s only suited up in 166 career NHL games, all but six with the Oilers and experienced his best season during the 2009-10 campaign when he scored four goals and added seven assists in 49 games.
Last season with the Anaheim Ducks, Jacques appeared in six games without registering a point. He did manage twelve penalty minutes.
The Florida Panthers signed Jacques as a free-agent this past July, but failed to crack the opening night roster with the club.