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FLAMES ACQUIRE PAIR OF DEFENCEMEN

Calgary has acquired Erik Gustafsson and Derek Forbort

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired defenceman Derek Forbort from the LA Kings in exchange for a 2021 conditional fourth-round draft pick and defenceman Erik Gustafsson from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2020 third-round draft pick.

Forbort, a native of Duluth, Minnesota has played in 13 games this season for the Kings after skating in 81 the previous season notching 14 points. The University of North Dakota product is an NHL veteran of 268 games with six goals and 47 assists for 53 points.

BORN: Duluth, MN DATE: March 4, 1992

HEIGHT: 6'4" WEIGHT: 220 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: LAK - 1st Round (15th overall) 2010 NHL Draft

Gustafsson, a native of Nynashamn, Sweden has played in 59 games this season for the Blackhawks netting six goals and adding 20 assists for 26 points in 59 games. The Swedish blue-liner is an NHL veteran of 214 games with 28 goals and 88 assists for 116 points.

BORN: Nynashamn, Sweden DATE: March 14, 1992

HEIGHT: 6'0" WEIGHT: 197 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: EDM - 4th Round (93rd overall) 2012 NHL Draft

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