Flames send draft pick to Blackhawks for centre Ryan Carpenter

The Calgary Flames have acquired forward Ryan Carpenter from the Chicago Blackhawks for a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NHL entry draft.

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The 31-year-old centre from Oviedo, Fla., has three goals and eight assists in 59 games for the Blackhawks this season.

Chicago Blackhawks’ Ryan Carpenter reacts after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Chicago, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Carpenter’s NHL career began in March 2014 when he signed with the San Jose Sharks as a free agent.

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He went on to play for the Vegas Golden Knights before inking a three-year, US$3-million deal with Chicago in 2019.

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The Flames also sent goalie Michael McNiven to the Ottawa Senators for future considerations ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline.

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Calgary general manager Brad Treliving says his club did most of its tinkering in the weeks leading up to the deadline, including a deal that saw the Flames acquire sniper Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens back on Feb. 15.

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