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Calder Cup champs Conacher, Jeffrey dealt

The Vancouver Canucks, parent club of the AHL’s Utica Comets, have acquired forward Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders, parent club of the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in exchange for forward Dustin Jeffrey.

Conacher, 25, has played 15 games with the New York Islanders this season, recording three points (one goal, two assists) and 14 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 28 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, collecting 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) and 30 PIM.

The Burlington, Ont., native won both MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the American Hockey League in 2011-12, helping the Norfolk Admirals to a Calder Cup championship. In 146 career AHL games, Conacher has tallied 60 goals and 76 assists for 136 points.

Conacher has appeared in 141 career NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Islanders collecting 19 goals and 39 assists for 58 points.

Jeffrey, 27, has played in 49 AHL games with Utica this season, collecting a team-best 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists).

Jeffrey has recorded 73 goals and 132 assists for 205 points in 252 career AHL games. He won a Calder Cup with Texas in 2014 and reached the Finals with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2008.

In 124 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and Dallas, Jeffrey has compiled 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points.