Hurricanes get Hamilton in blockbuster trade with Flames

June 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm

DALLAS (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft.

Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin. Saturday's trade was the biggest so far this offseason.

The 25-year-old Hamilton has now been traded at the draft twice after going from the Bruins to the Flames three years ago. The 6-foot-6 right-shot defender has 220 points in 423 regular-season games.

Dealing pending restricted free agents Lindholm and Hanifin is the latest shake-up for Carolina since Tom Dundon bought the team from Peter Karmanos Jr. earlier this year. They've already removed Ron Francis as general manager, replaced him with Don Waddell and promoted assistant Rod Brind'Amour to head coach.

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