Flyers acquire Froese in four-player deal with Habs

Photo: Laval Rocket

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired forward Byron Froese and defenseman David Schlemko from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Folin.

Froese, 27, had been in his second season as captain of the AHL’s Laval Rocket, where he has 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points in 46 games in 2018-19.

Originally a fourth-round pick by Chicago in the 2009 NHL Draft, Froese has appeared in 260 career AHL contests with Laval, Syracuse, Toronto, San Antonio and Rockford, collecting 69 goals and 80 assists for 149 points.

He also has five goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 110 career NHL games with Toronto, Tampa Bay and Montreal.

Schlemko, 31, has one goal and three assists in eight games with Laval along with two assists in 18 contests with Montreal this season.

The 12th-year pro has skated in 415 games in the NHL with Montreal, San Jose, New Jersey, Calgary, Dallas and Arizona, registering 18 goals and 76 assists for 94 points.

Schlemko has totaled 14 goals and 55 assists for 69 points in 140 AHL appearances with Laval, Portland and San Antonio.

Weise, 30, recorded five goals and six assists in 42 games with Philadelphia this season before joining the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, where he had one goal and one assist in three contests.

The 11th-year pro has appeared in 481 NHL games with Philadelphia, Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver and the New York Rangers, totaling 54 goals and 66 assists for 120 points.

Originally drafted by the Rangers in 2008 (fourth round), Weise has 58 goals and 55 assists for 113 points in 197 career AHL games with Lehigh Valley and Hartford.

Folin, 28, has two assists in 26 NHL games skating for the Flyers this season.