Maple Leafs acquire Brunnstrom

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired left wing Fabian Brunnstrom from the Dallas Stars in exchange for right wing Mikhail Stefanovich.

Brunnstrom, a 25-year-old native of Jonstorp, Sweden, was originally signed by the Dallas Stars as a free agent on May 9, 2008. Since the 2008-09 season, the 6-2, 212-pound forward has played in 99 NHL games for Dallas collecting 40 points on 19 goals and 21 assists.

In 37 games this season with the Texas Stars, Dallas’ American Hockey League affiliate, he has accumulated 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points, along with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating.

Brunnstrom is expected to join the Toronto Marlies for their game on Friday at Abbotsford.

Stefanovich, 21, has played 15 games with Minsk Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), recording one goal and two penalty minutes. The Minsk, Belarus, native dressed in two games for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) going scoreless and appeared in four games for the Reading Royals (ECHL), collecting five points (3g, 2a) this season.

Stefanovich was Toronto’s third round selection (98th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.