Get $10 off your ticket to July 21 Barrel Night with Promo Code CTNOW - A night of fine whiskeys & local spirits
BREAKING NEWS
CTNOW

Mark Giordano

Flames come away as biggest winner at NHL draft

Having no picks in the first three rounds made it look as though it would be a quiet, boring and ineffective weekend for the Calgary Flames.

Instead, they became one of the biggest winners at the NHL draft by acquiring 23-year-old forward Elias Lindholm and 21-year-old defenseman Noah Hanifin in a five-player trade with Carolina on Saturday. It cost the Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox, but they got younger and may have restored their lineup to its rightful order.

Lindholm is a natural center, but could be the perfect fit on Calgary's first line alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Moving Hamilton will allow T.J....

72°