February 23, 2024

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Lindholm was traded to the Canucks by the Flames for Kuzmenko

Lindholm was traded to the Canucks by the Flames for Kuzmenko

Elias Lindholm was traded to the Vancouver Canucks by the Calgary Flames for Andrey Kuzmenko on Wednesday.

Calgary also received Vancouver's first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft, and defense prospects Hunter Brzostowitz and Johnny Jormeau.

Lindholm has scored 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in 49 games for the Flames this season, his sixth with Calgary. He will become Vancouver's sixth player in the 2024 Honda (US)/Rogers (CAN) NHL All-Star Game in Toronto on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVAS), joining forwards Brock Boeser, J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, defenseman Quinn Hughes and goaltender Thatcher Demko. This will be Lindholm's first All-Star Game.

The 29-year-old center has 545 points (212 goals, 333 assists) in 792 regular-season games with the Flames and Carolina Hurricanes, and 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 27 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Lindholm, who could become an unrestricted free agent after this season, was selected by the Hurricanes with the No. 5 pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

“Obviously I've been reaching out to teams all year, but maybe after Saturday morning, I talked to Patrick and they came back with an offer,” Calgary general manager Craig Conroy told NHL.com. “I think I talked to a lot of teams and it was more, ‘What are you looking for?’ and ‘What are you thinking about?’ They gave me a real offer, and I went around with all the other teams just to work out what we were up to.

“[We] We came back to Vancouver, added things. We went back and forth in the negotiation process, trying to get more out of the way to figure out what deal would work for both sides. Perhaps today we have reached the end. “I came back with all the other teams and they gave their best offers, and this deal made sense to me.”

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