Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that defenseman Brendan Mikkelson has been claimed off waivers.
As well, the team announced that defenseman T.J. Brodie has been assigned to the Flames top affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
Mikkelson, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, has 67 games of NHL experience with Anaheim. He has five assists and 38 penalty minutes over parts of three NHL seasons with the Ducks. Mikkelson was originally drafted by Anaheim in the 2nd round (31st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
BRENDAN MIKKELSON – DEFENSE
BORN: Regina, SK
DATE: June 22, 1987
WEIGHT: 202 lbs.
DRAFTED: ANA – 2nd round (31st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Claimed off waivers on October 19, 2010
Brodie played his first professional games this season with the Calgary Flames starting the first three games of the regular season after leading the Flames in preseason with four goals.
#66 T.J. BRODIE - DEFENSE
BORN: Chatham, ON
DATE: June 7, 1990
WEIGHT: 183 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: 4th round (114th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft