Flames acquire Jarnkrok from Kraken

Posted: 17/03/2022 in NHL
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The Seattle Kraken traded forward Calle Jarnkrok to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick (originally the Florida Panthers’), a 2023 third-round selection, and a 2024 seventh-rounder, the team announced Wednesday.

Seattle will retain 50% of Jarnkrok’s salary.

This marks the Flames’ second big acquisition ahead of next week’s trade deadline after the club landed Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens in February.

The Kraken selected Jarnkrok from the Nashville Predators in the expansion draft. The 30-year-old forward has 12 goals and 14 assists in 49 games this season and can slot in anywhere in the Flames’ lineup.

Jarnkrok is cousins with Flames forward Elias Lindholm, according to TSN’s Chris Johnston. The pair hail from the same small town in Sweden as teammate Jacob Markstrom, and they all work out together in the summer.

Calgary currently sits comfortably atop the Pacific Division with a 36-16-7 record.

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