Flames ship Jiri Hudler to Florida for draft picks
The Calgary Flames have sent forward Jiri Hudler to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a second round pick in the 2016 entry draft and a fourth round pick in 2018.
According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, the Flames will not retain any of the 32-year-old's salary.
In 53 games this season, Hudler tallied 10 goals and 25 assists.
"We want to thank Jiri for his years of service with the Flames. He is tremendous player and teammate." - #Flames GM Brad Treliving— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 27, 2016
"As we continue to build our team, these picks will be valuable assets to us & also valuable capital in the market place." - Brad Treliving— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) February 27, 2016
Hudler was in his fourth season with the Flames after signing with the team as a free agent in the summer of 2012. Hudler is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
The Flames are expected to make more moves before the trade deadline as rumours surrounding defenseman Kris Russell's future with the club continue to surface.
The 2016 NHL trade deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016.