CALGARY - The Calgary Flames announced today they have acquired defenceman Andrew Nielsen from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Morgan Klimchuk.
Nielsen, a Red Deer, Alberta native was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round (65th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. The 22-year-old has played 152 games in the AHL for the Toronto Marlies scoring 20 goals and adding 50 assists for 70 points and 237 penalty minutes.
The 2018 Calder Cup Champion has played in eight games this season notching three assists.
BORN: Red Deer, AB DATE: November 13, 1996
HEIGHT: 6'4'' WEIGHT: 218 lbs.
DRAFTED: TOR - 3rd round (65th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft