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Vancouver traded Darcy Hordichuk on Wednesday. ((Nam Y.Huh/Associated Press) )

The Vancouver Canucks traded Darcy Hordichuk to the Florida Panthers in exchange for fellow forward Andrew Peters on Wednesday.

"Darcy is a veteran player who adds a physical presence in our lineup," Panthers GM Dale Tallon said in a statement.

"He is a high character, hard working individual who will play an important role on our club both on and off the ice. We look forward to welcoming him back to South Florida."

Hordichuk previously played for Florida from 2002-04, scoring three goals and tallying four points in 60 games.

A native of Kamsack, Sask., Hordichuk was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2000 NHL Draft. He's played 431 regular season games with Atlanta, Phoenix, Florida, Nashville and Vancouver.

Hordichuk had one goal and three points in 56 regular season games last season for Vancouver.

Peters failed to register a single point in 29 games last season with the New Jersey Devils. He joined the Panthers over the summer.