The Calgary Flames have acquired forward Tyler Pitlick from the Seattle Kraken in exchange for a 2022 4th round draft pick.
The first trade in Kraken history is not really an interesting one. They are able to recoup a draft pick in exchange for their expansion selection from the Coyotes, a team that was not stacked with options for the draft. They then flipped him for market value. For them, there is not much to make out of it.
There is not much to be mad about here for Flames fans. Pitlick is not a star and the team didn’t give up much to get him. He is a solid bottom-six defensive winger who can kill penalties. He averaged north of 16 minutes a game for Arizona, which is about a second-line rate. He is not that player, which hurt his game. He’s a fine addition to the team. Pitlick has a $1.75 million cap hit and will be a UFA after this upcoming season.
Pitlick, 29, scored six goals with five assists for 11 points in 38 games for the Coyotes in 2020-21. In his NHL career for Arizona, the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, and Philadelphia Flyers, Pitlick has scored 47 goals with 37 assists for 84 points in 286 games.