The Calgary Flames have completed a deadline day trade. Per multiple reports, the club has acquired forward Ryan Carpenter from Chicago in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round pick.
Carpenter, 31, is a right shot centre (who also plays wing). He’s listed at 6’0″ and 200 pounds. He’s played 59 games this season for Chicago, primarily in their bottom six, and he has 11 points. He’s not a needle-mover offensively, but his gig will likely be winning face-offs, playing a responsible defensive game, and bringing some experience to the bottom six.
He played in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final for Vegas.
Between the trades they’ve made, the Flames have essentially swapped out Tyler Pitlick (to Montreal), Brad Richardson (to Vancouver) and Adam Ruzicka (to the AHL) for Tyler Toffoli, Calle Jarnkrok and Carpenter. It feels like an upgrade.
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