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FLAMES ACQUIRE STUART AND PRIMEAU FROM BOSTON BRUINS

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Date: February 11, 2007

Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the acquisition of defenseman Brad Stuart and centre Wayne Primeau from the Boston Bruins in exchange for defenseman Andrew Ference and right wing Chuck Kobasew and a conditional draft pick in 2008.

A native of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and a veteran of seven NHL seasons, Brad Stuart has played in 47 games this season with the Bruins recording seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points, which ranks him third amongst Bruins defensemen

Originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks as their first round selection (3rd overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Stuart was traded to Boston on November 30, 2005 along with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau in exchange for Joe Thornton.

BRAD STUART – D 
SIZE: 6’2       220 lbs.
BORN: November 6/79
DRAFTED: 1st round (3rd overall), in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks
                      

  Regular Season Playoffs
Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2006-07

Boston

NHL

47

7

10

17

26

-

-

-

-

-

 

TOTALS

NHL

479

53

148

201

285

46

3

8

11

27

A veteran of 10 NHL seasons, Wayne Primeau has played in 50 games this season for Boston recording seven goals and eight assists for 15 points.

Originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres as their first round selection (17th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Primeau has also played for the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning before being traded to Boston last season.

A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Wayne is the younger brother of former NHLer Keith Primeau.

WAYNE PRIMEAU – C
SIZE: 6’4       230 lbs. 
BORN: June 4/76

DRAFTED: 1st round (17th overall), in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres

  Regular Season   Playoffs
Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2006-07

Boston

NHL

50

7

8

15

73

-

-

-

-

-

 

TOTALS

NHL

620

60

105

165

676

77

6

12

18

24

Both Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau are expected to play Sunday, February 12th as the Calgary Flames take on the Detroit Red Wings in the final game of a three game road trip.

 

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