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Ducks, Lightning make trade

March 11, 2013

The Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, on Monday acquired center Kyle Wilson from the Tampa Bay Lightning, parent club of the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, in exchange for right wing Dan Sexton.

Wilson, 28, has appeared in 22 contests with Syracuse this season, earning five goals. A native of Oakville, Ont., Wilson is a veteran of 411 career AHL contests, scoring 146 goals and 164 assists for 310 points and winning Calder Cup championships with Hershey in 2009 and 2010.

Originally drafted by Minnesota in 2004, Wilson made his NHL debut with Washington in 2009-10, earning two assists in his first game on Dec. 15, 2009, at Colorado. In 39 career NHL games, Wilson has earned four goals and nine assists for 13 points.

Sexton, 25, has appeared in 27 contests with Norfolk this season, recording five goals and 11 assists for 16 points. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on Apr. 7, 2009, Sexton has appeared in 88 career NHL contests, earning 13 goals and 19 assists. The native of Apple Valley, Minn., has also played in 128 career AHL contests, notching 32 goals and 56 assists for 88 points.