Calgary Flames acquire Calle Järnkrok from Seattle Kraken for three draft picks
The Flames are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, and they're acting the part ahead of the 2021-22 NHL trade deadline. It started with the acquisition of Tyler Toffoli from the Montréal Canadiens, but as colleague Ryan Lambert wrote, that only highlighted the need for more assistance in their bottom-six.
In Järnkrok, Flames general manager Brad Treliving identified just the right forward the job.
Calle Jarnkrok, acquired by CGY, is a versatile middle-six defensive forward who can chip in goals as well at 5v5. Was playing up in Seattle's lineup but will be best suited to a 3rd line role. #Flames pic.twitter.com/uAybrED1Tn— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) March 17, 2022
Järnkrok, 30, can play all three forward positions and has amassed 26 points in 49 games with the Kraken this season, and has been a contributor in both phases of special teams. He's in the final season of a six-year, $12 million deal that he signed while playing for the Nashville Predators back in 2016, though, the Kraken have retained the maximum allowable 50 percent of his salary, bringing the cap charge down to $1 million for the balance of the season.