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Penguins, Ducks swap forwards

The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have traded forward Stephen Dixon to the Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Portland Pirates, in exchange for forward Tim Brent.

Dixon, 21, has played in all 182 regular-season and playoff games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton over his first two professional seasons. In 2006-07, he recorded 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points in 80 AHL games for the Penguins, and added two goals and three assists in 11 Calder Cup Playoff matches.

A native of Halifax, N.S., Dixon was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2003.

Brent, 23, played the last three seasons in the Ducks organization after being drafted by Anaheim in 2004. In 2006-07, he recorded 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points in 48 games for Portland and made his NHL debut with the Ducks, scoring one goal in 15 games.

Brent has totaled 36 goals and 36 assists for 72 points in 131 regular-season AHL games with Portland and Cincinnati.