VOORHEES – Looking to improve their depth at center, the Flyers acquired a pair of pivotmen on Monday morning, hours before the 3 p.m. deadline on NHL trade deadline day.
First, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher picked up Nate Thompson from the Montreal Canadiens for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
Later they got Derek Grant from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick and Kyle Criscuolo.
Thompson, 35, has played for seven NHL teams and is known primarily as a defensive player, having scored only 62 goals in 760 NHL games.
The Alaska native was a former sixth-round draft pick of the Boston Bruins. In 63 games this season, he has four goals and a total of 14 points.
Grant, 30, has also played for seven NHL teams. In 49 games this season, Grant has scored 14 goals and registered 20 points with a minus-1.