Calgary Flames Trade Deadline 2016: The last trade the Flames made with every team

The National Hockey League’s annual trade deadline is on Monday, February 29 at noon MT. Until that point, we can expect a flurry of moves as general managers wheel and deal in an effort to improve their teams, or to salvage a bad season by selling off players for future assets.

In an interest to (hopefully) provide some insight into what the Calgary Flames may do, here’s a brief rundown of the last trade the Flames made with each of the other 29 NHL teams. Included are the assets that went in both directions, as well as whichever person was general manager for each team at the time.


Trades made by Brad Treliving are bolded.

Team Date Flames Got
[Flames GM]
They Got
[Their GM]
Anaheim November 21, 2013 2014 sixth round pick (Adam Ollas Mattsson)
Tim Jackman
Arizona June 27, 2015 2015 second round pick (Oliver Kylington)
2015 third round pick (Adin Hill)
2015 third round pick (Jens Looke)
Boston June 26, 2015 Dougie Hamilton
2015 first round pick (Zach Senyshyn)
2015 second round pick (Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson)
2015 second round pick (Jeremy Lauzon)
Buffalo June 22, 2012 2012 first round pick (Mark Jankowski)
2012 second round pick (Patrick Sieloff)
2012 first round pick (Zemgus Girgensons)
Carolina December 30, 2013 Kevin Westgarth
Greg Nemisz
Chicago June 28, 2014 Brandon Bollig
2014 third round pick (Matheson Iacopelli)
Colorado October 4, 2015 Freddie Hamilton
Conditional 2016 seventh round pick
Columbus April 3, 2013 2013 fifth round pick (Eric Roy)
Blake Comeau
Dallas November 22, 2013 Lane MacDermid
2014 sixth round pick (Aaron Haydon)
Detroit March 3, 2010 Andy Delmore
Riley Armstrong
Edmonton November 8, 2013 Ladislav Smid
Olivier Roy
Roman Horak
Laurent Brossoit
Florida January 9, 2015 Drew Shore
Corban Knight
Los Angeles June 27, 2009 2009 third round pick (Ryan Howse)
2009 third round pick (Nicolas Deslauriers)
2009 fourth round pick (Garrett Wilson)
Minnesota June 22, 2002 Jamie McLennan
2002 ninth round pick (Mika Hannula)
Montreal January 12, 2012 Michael Cammalleri
Karri Ramo
2012 fifth round pick (Ryan Culkin)
Rene Bourque
Patrick Holland
2013 second round pick (Zach Fucale)
Nashville July 1, 2015 Conditional 2016 fourth round pick
Max Reinhart
New Jersey July 14, 2011 Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
2012 fifth round pick (Graham Black)
NY Islanders July 14, 1998 Jorgen Jonsson
Jan Hlavac
NY Rangers June 1, 2011 Roman Horak
2011 second round pick (Markus Granlund)
2011 second round pick (Tyler Wotherspoon)
Tim Erixon
2011 fifth round pick (Shane McColgan)
Ottawa October 7, 1995 1997 fourth round pick (Chris St. Croix)
Frank Musil
Philadelphia February 25, 2013 Mike Testwuide
Mitch Wahl
Pittsburgh March 5, 2014 2014 third round pick (Matheson Iacopelli)
Lee Stempniak
St. Louis July 5, 2013 Kris Russell
2014 fifth round pick (Jaedon Descheneau)
San Jose July 2, 2013 T.J. Galiardi
2015 fifth round pick (Adam Helewka)
[D. Wilson]
Tampa Bay November 12, 2015 Kevin Poulin
Future considerations
Toronto September 28, 2013 Joe Colborne
2014 fourth round pick (Ville Huuso)
Vancouver February 22, 2016 Hunter Shinkaruk
Markus Granlund
Washington March 1, 2015 2015 second round pick (Jeremy Lauzon)
2015 third round pick (Jens Looke)
Curtis Glencross
Winnipeg January 30, 2012 Akim Aliu
John Negrin


Treliving has been Calgary’s general manager since May 2014. He has made 10 trades.

  1. Traded a 2014 third round pick to Chicago for Brandon Bollg [arguably a Burke move; Flames wanted size, Chicago wanted to get rid of one-way contracts to aid their cap issues]
  2. Traded Corban Knight to Florida for Drew Shore [Knight was stuck in the AHL, Shore was about to become waiver eligible and Florida didn’t want to lose him for nothing when they got healthy]
  3. Traded Curtis Glencross to Washington for a 2015 second round pick and a 2015 third round pick [Glencross was a middle-six winger who was about to go UFA and didn’t fit in team’s plans; second rounder was used to trade for Hamilton, third rounder was used to trade up for Kylington]
  4. Traded Sven Baertschi to Vancouver for 2015 second round pick [Baertschi was pending RFA and had requested a trade, indicating he wasn’t going to re-sign; pick was used to select Rasmus Andersson]
  5. Traded 2015 first round pick and two 2015 second round picks to Boston for Dougie Hamilton [cap issues made Bruins want to move Hamilton; Flames had acquired two seconds in earlier trades, felt grabbing established 22-year-old was better than gambling on 18-year-old in first round]
  6. Traded two 2015 third round picks to Arizona for 2015 second round pick [Kylington kept falling in second round, team leveraged two early third rounders to move up to get him]
  7. Traded Max Reinhart to Nashville for conditional 2016 fourth round pick [Reinhart was arguably a redundant asset given influx of forward prospects in recent years; trade was designed to give him a fresh start; conditions were reportedly a set number of NHL games played in 2015-16]
  8. Traded conditional 2016 seventh round pick to Colorado for Freddie Hamilton [Colorado was up against their 50-contract limit, needed to get rid of somebody; Flames got good AHL player for cheap, condition was reportedly ~18 NHL games played in 2015-16]
  9. Traded future considerations to Tampa Bay for Kevin Poulin [Tampa had nowhere to put Poulin, were likely just glad to get a contract spot opened up; Flames get good AHL goalie for nothing]
  10. Traded Markus Granlund to Vancouver for Hunter Shinkaruk [fringe NHLer traded for 21-year-old AHL scorer]
  • mk

    The Senators and Islanders really haven’t been prolific trading partners…neat to know.

    Ugh – that Smid/Roy-for-Brossoit/Horak trade was a poor move. Smid sucks (at best, he’s been a decent bottom-pairing guy), Roy was a throw-away, Horak was expendable if useful. Brossoit was the best piece of that trade. I really hope the Oilers don’t have a solid netminder there, that would be a real shame. /rant

    I don’t see the Granlund/Shinkaruk trade as being as lopsided as some initially said – Granlund is still young and has some value. Shinkaruk is younger with a higher ceiling, but is still a relative unknown value in the NHL. I’m hoping he reaches his potential and believe it was a solid bet by Treliving.

    • RedMan

      Brossoit is still a looong shot. Flames have goalie prospects, and needed a legit NHL defender. Smid isn’t a Gio or Brodie, but he is a genuine 5/6 guy that coaches can trust who was brought in to bridge the rebuild years. I don’t see this trade as bad personally.

      • flamesburn89

        By all reports on Oilersnation, Brossoit has been quite good in the AHL this season. Some of the writers expect him to be the full-time back up next season, where he can push Talbot for the starting job.

        • Parallex

          I’m going to take your exact statement and change just a few words and ask people to imagine it was made a year ago…

          “By all reports on Flamesnation, Ortio has been quite good in the AHL this season. Some of the writers expect him to be the full-time back up next season, where he can push Hiller for the starting job.”

          … a year ago this would be a fair statement no? Now I think the question is whether we bother to give him a Q.O. at all. Goalies are voodoo.

  • CofRed4Life

    Reports say that Yzerman wants to trade Drouin before the deadline. Do you think Treliving has been on that? And would you even want a trade that brings Drouin back?

    • Muffin

      Naw, him and his camp have handled that entire situation so poorly. I really don’t like attitudes like that in professional athletes. There are better options out there.

      • CofRed4Life

        I agree. His agent sure hasn’t done him any good. It makes him look like a spoiled, entitled brat. The only reason I would do it is if we could get a good discount because of all the baggage and Stevie Y’s impatience to trade him (but even then it’s a risky deal).

      • RedMan

        i was listening to Edmonton’s radio, and their Oiler guy thought that, while he looks good in the “A”, he is still a year or two away at best.

        lots of young guys look good in the A – i.e. Grandlund and even Ortio, who looked amazing last year…

    • Rockmorton65

      Depends on the price. If he can be had for say Klimchuk & 3rd/Seilloff type deal, why not? Any thing more than that and, no.

      Initially, Yzerman was asking for a comparable prospect. I remember hearing that when BT called about Drouin, Steve brought up Bennett, which probably shut down the conversation pretty quick.

  • The GREAT Walter White

    Shinkurak played his first game for the Heat last night.

    Zero points and a minus 2…..he appears to be fitting nicely into Huska’s system!


  • Craig

    I watched Drouin a lot while he was in Halifax, I know he seems like a bit of a spoiled brat, but he has the ability to be a game changer at the NHL level, he is insanely skilled. If we can steal him for a discounted price then I am definitely on board. He would look great on Bennetts wing.

    • piscera.infada

      “Discounted price” is the operative term here, and with reports coming out that “half the teams are inquiring about him” (per TSN), I doubt the price will be discounted enough.

    • everton fc

      The challenge for the Bolts is cap space and signing Stamkos. If we can take back some salary (Matt Carle?) and move Russell, a prospect of more value than Klimchuk, who hasn’t proven he can score in the “A”… I say it would take a prospect like Kylington… Perhaps Poirier… One of Nakladal/Kulak…. Ortio… Get this done.

  • KiLLKiND

    Even if we got Drouin for a “discounted price”, I can guarantee with his agent his next contract won’t come at a discount. We don’t need to spend elite money and assets to aquire a 2nd line LW. I hope he doesn’t get traded and can’t play hockey until next season, I think that would be hilarious.

  • Baalzamon

    Here’s the thing about Brossoit, and I’m not saying I specifically doubt him or dispute that the Oilers won the trade.


    He is two years younger than Ortio. Two years ago, Ortio posted a .926 sv% in 37 games in the AHL. Brossoit has a .919 in 28 games this year.

    Just saying.