Dan Hamhuis traded to the Philadelphia Flyers

TSN: Well so much for the any interest the Maple Leafs had in signing Dan Hamhuis. The Nashville Predators have sent unrestricted free agent defenseman Dan Hamhuis to the Philadelphia Flyers, along with a conditional 2011 7th round pick, for defenseman Ryan Parent.

If Philadelphia doesn’t sign Hamhuis, the 7th round pick will be transferred to the Flyers. If Philadelphia isn’t able to sign him, and trades his rights, Nashville keeps the pick. Obviously, the Flyers have every intention to sign him. They showed interest in trading for him at the trade deadline.

Hamhuis recorded 24 points in 78 games, and will give the Flyers one of the better defensive corps in the league. In 483 games, he’s scored 32 goals and added 129 assists for 161 points.

Ryan Parent was originally drafted by the Predators in 2005, 18th overall, but went to Philadelphia along with Scottie Upshaw and a 1st and 3rd round pick in 2007 for Peter Forsberg.