The Calgary Flames have pulled off one of the biggest trades at the NHL Draft in Chicago.
GM Brad Treliving has pulled off a deal with the New York Islanders, acquiring defenceman Travis Hamonic.
We have acquired Travis Hamonic & a 4th rd pick in '19 or '20 from NYI for a '18 1st rd pick, '18 2nd rd pick & 2nd rd pick in '19 or '20! pic.twitter.com/3RNHsHQXLS
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 24, 2017
In addition to Hamonic, the Flames acquired a fourth round pick in 2019 or 2020 in exchange for a 2018 first round pick, 2018 second rounder, and 2019 or 2020 second selection.
The price was steep, but you can see why the Flames paid it.
In Hamonic, the Flames acquire a dependable top pairing defenceman with youth on his side. Still just 26, Hamonic will be a fixture on Calgary’s defence for years to come.
Hamonic has previously expressed his desire to play in Western Canada, close to where he grew up in Manitoba, so this trade should please him.
The native of St. Malo is locked up for three more years at a club friendly $3.857 million annual cap hit.