Fabian Brunnstrom was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Mikhail Stefanovich who is currently playing in Russia’s KHL.
All in all this seems to be a move to unload Fabian’s 675k pricetag for a forward who can put in some time for the Texas Stars if needed. Since he’s playing in the KHL at present the Stars won’t have to put forth any money toward Stefanovich.
Brunnstrom dazzled in his rookie season, giving Stars fans a brief taste of why so many teams wanted the free agent 3 years ago. To say he had a sophmore slump in his second year would be an understatement as he had 2 goals and 9 assists through 44 games. While he showed he might be ablet o come back during the first part of training camp he lost his touch and proved his inconsistency again as it fell off near the end and lost him a spot in the line-up. He’s played pretty well the last few games for the Stars, scoring 3 points in their game against the Chicago Wolves in the Texas Stars 4-2 victory. This probably tipped the scales in the trade and Toronto put their stamp on him in hopes that a team with plenty of ice time for young forwards might be a better fit than a deep Dallas forward core.
Good luck to you, Bruno.