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Calgary, AB - The Calgary Flames announced that they have acquired defenseman Noah Hanifin and forward Elias Lindholm from Carolina in exchange for Micheal Ferland, Adam Fox and Dougie Hamilton.

Hanifin, a 21-year-old native of Boston, Massachusetts, was drafted fifth overall by Carolina in the 2015 NHL Draft. In his three seasons with the Hurricanes he has scored 18 goals along with 65 assists for 83 points in 239 games and led all blue-liners on his team last season with 10 goals and 22 assists.


BORN: Boston, MA                          DATE: January 25, 1997

HEIGHT: 6’3”                                    WEIGHT: 206 lbs.


DRAFTED: CAR – 1st round, 5th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft

Lindholm, a 23-year-old native of Boden, Sweden, was drafted fifth overall by Carolina in the 2013 NHL Draft. In his five seasons with the Hurricanes he has netted 64 goals and added 124 assists for 188 points in 374 games. Last season he potted 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points in 81 games.



BORN: Boden, SWE                        DATE: December 2, 1994

HEIGHT: 6’1”                                    WEIGHT: 192 lbs.


DRAFTED: CAR – 1st round, 5th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft


RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton, forward Micheal Ferland and the rights to defenseman Adam Fox from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Noah Hanifin and forward Elias Lindholm.


“We’re excited to add two great young players to our lineup in Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland, as well as an exciting prospect in Adam Fox,” said Waddell. “We’d like to thank Noah and Elias for their contributions to the team and we wish them the best of luck moving forward.”


Hamilton, 25, scored a career-high 17 goals in 2017-18, tied for the most in the NHL by a defenseman. He ranked second among NHL defensemen in shots last season (270) and posted a career high in time on ice per game (21:32). Hamilton has appeared in 423 games over six NHL seasons with Calgary and Boston, posting 220 points (64g, 156a). The Toronto native was selected by the Bruins ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, and is under contract through the 2020-21 season.


Ferland, 26, posted career-highs in goals (21), assists (20) and points (41) in 77 games with the Flames in 2017-18. Drafted by the Flames in the fifth round, 133rd overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft, the 6’2”, 207-pound forward has appeared in 250 NHL games over four seasons, recording 89 points (42g, 47a). The Swan River, Manitoba, native is under contract through the 2018-19 season.


Fox, 20, completed his sophomore season at Harvard in 2017-18, recording 28 points (6g, 22a), and was named a First Team All-American for the second consecutive year. As a freshman in 2016-17, he led all NCAA defensemen in scoring with 40 points (6g, 34a), and was named ECAC and Ivy League Rookie of the Year. The native of Jericho, NY, was drafted by the Flames in third round, 66th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft. Fox appeared in back-to-back IIHF World Junior Championships with Team USA, winning gold in 2017 and bronze in 2018.


Hanifin, 21, appeared in 239 games with the Hurricanes over three seasons after being drafted fifth overall in 2015, posting 83 points (18g, 65a). Lindholm, 23, posted 188 points (64g, 124a) in 374 NHL games in Carolina after being drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes in 2013.

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Faulk on the move then?

Posted by RussianRocket10 on 06/23/18 at 02:45 PM ET

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That’s the talk RR, Hamilton replaces him and some say take Faulk, you need to take Darling too.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/23/18 at 02:48 PM ET


Even the Red Wings should trade for Faulk, and if that means taking Darling too. Justin Faulk is a really good RH-D who just turned 26. Has played heavy minutes in all situations… had a 49 point season and without the benefit of even average goaltending behind him nor strong scoring up front. If you believe in the “defensemen take longer” concept, he’s entering the best 5-7 years of his career, which has been pretty good so far. Get him to a team with a better fanbase and decent management, you’ll see.

Carolina’s new front office is incompetent, savvy GMs can treat the team as a (possibly unwitting) fire sale and proceed accordingly. Even knowing that already, this trade with Calgary dropped my jaw. Huge steal for Bill Peters getting two of his best young players and watch them run next year.

Posted by mtta on 06/23/18 at 06:09 PM ET

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