Thrashers trade Stefan to Dallas for Kapanen

Updated: June 24, 2006, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers traded center Patrik Stefan, their first draft pick, and defenseman Jaroslav Modry to Dallas for center Niko Kapanen and a draft pick minutes before the beginning of Saturday night's draft.


Stefan was the first overall pick for the expansion team in 1999. He had 10 goals and 14 assists in 64 games in the 2005-06 season as the last remaining member of the Thrashers' original team.

Modry led the Thrashers' defensemen with ...

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