Calgary Flames happy to get Tyler Toffoli from the Habs

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Apr 24, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Montreal Canadiens right wing Tyler Toffoli (73) scores a goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Calgary Flames acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens on Monday in exchange for a package of players and picks, including a protected 2022 first-rounder.

Also going to Montreal in the deal are journeyman forward Tyler Pitlick, prospect Emil Heineman and a 2025 fifth-round pick.

If Calgary protects its 2022 pick, the Habs will get a first-round pick in 2023 as well as a fourth-rounder in 2024, according to multiple reports.

Flames happy to acquire Toffoli

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Jun 16, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrates with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) and Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) after scoring a first period goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in game two of the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Toffoli, 29, has 26 points (nine goals, 17 assists) in 37 games this season, his second in Montreal. He signed with the Canadiens as a free agent in October 2020, helping the club reach the Stanley Cup Finals last season.

“He’s a winner, scores goals, kills penalties,” head coach Darryl Sutter said. “He’s a good player.”

Toffoli has 370 points (182 goals, 188 assists) in 614 career games, all but 100 of those with the Los Angeles Kings, who selected him in the second round of the 2010 draft.

“It’s a good day for us,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. “I expect him to come and be a good player. That’s what he’s been his whole career.”

Habs trade for futures

Pitlick, 30, has two assists in 25 games for Flames, averaging 11:41 in time on ice. Montreal will be his sixth team since being taken in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has 86 career points, including 47 goals.

Heineman, 20, plays for Leksands IF in the Swedish Hockey League. He has 16 points (11 goals, five assists) in 36 games this season. He was taken in the second round of the 2020 draft by the Florida Panthers.

The Canadiens own the worst record in the league and fired coach Dominique Ducharme last week.

The Flames are currently the second seed in the Pacific Division in the midst of a six-game winning streak. Calgary hosts Columbus on Tuesday.

–Field Level Media