-Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired 6'1", 200-pound forward Denis Hamel on waivers from the Atlanta Thrashers.
In addition, the team announced that goaltender Michael Leighton was claimed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.
Hamel, 29, recorded five goals and three assists for eight points and 10 penalty minutes in 46 games for the Thrashers and Ottawa Senators this season. He scored a goal in three games for Atlanta after being claimed on waivers from Ottawa on February 10, 2007. In 43 games for the Senators, Hamel posted seven points (4G,3A) and 10 penalty minutes.
Over parts of seven NHL seasons with Buffalo (1999-2000 through 2002-03), Ottawa (2003-04 to 2006-07) and Atlanta (2006-07), Hamel has registered 19 goals and 12 assists for 31 points and 77 penalty minutes in 185 regular season games.
He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (153rd overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
Leighton, 25, registered a 2-2-0 record and 3.93 goals-against average in five games this season for the Nashville Predators and the Flyers. In four games with the Flyers, he posted a 2-2-0 record and 3.69 GAA. He was acquired by the Flyers on waivers from Nashville on January 11, 2007.