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Panthers acquire Mancari from Blues

March 2, 2014
Photo: Ross Dettman

The Florida Panthers, parent club of the AHL's San Antonio Rampage, have acquired forward Mark Mancari from the St. Louis Blues, parent club of the AHL's Chicago Wolves, in exchange for forward Eric Selleck.

In addition, the Wolves have acquired defenseman Doug Janik from San Antonio.

Mancari, a 28-year-old native of London, Ont., has nine goals and 22 assists for 31 points in 44 games with the Wolves this season. In 607 AHL games over nine seasons with Rochester (2005-08, 12-13), Portland (2008-11) and Chicago (2011-12, 13-14), Mancari has recorded 212 goals and 299 assists for 511 points. He became the 87th player in league history to reach 500 career points on Jan. 4, 2014.

A seven-time 20-goal scorer in his AHL career, Mancari was a First Team AHL All-Star in 2011 and played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2008 and 2009. Originally drafted by Buffalo in 2004, Mancari has played 42 career NHL games with Buffalo and Vancouver, notching three goals and 10 assists.

Selleck, 26, has posted seven points (three goals, four assists) and 93 penalty minutes in 42 games for San Antonio this season. The Brockville, Ont., native has spent parts of the past four seasons in the AHL, accumulating 48 points (18 goals, 30 assists) and 692 penalty minutes in 240 career games with San Antonio and Rochester.

Selleck has also made two National Hockey League appearances, including his debut with Florida on Mar. 19, 2013.

Janik, 33, has one goal and seven assists for eight points in 13 games with San Antonio this season. He has logged 190 NHL games in his 13-year professional career, tallying three goals and 16 assists with Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Montreal and Detroit.

The blueliner from Agawam, Mass., has also played in 604 AHL games and has recorded 40 goals and 158 assists for 198 points, skating for Rochester, Rockford, Hamilton, Grand Rapids and San Antonio.

Janik was originally a second-round draft pick (55th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in 1999.