The Calgary Flames
finalized their defense corps Monday, trading Anton Stralman
to the Columbus Blue Jackets
in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft.
The Flames had acquired Stralman from the Toronto Maple Leafs
on July 27, along with Colin Stewart and a 2012 seventh-round pick, in exchange for Wayne Primeau
and a 2011 second-round pick.
Calgary's defense now consists of Jay Bouwmeester
, Mark Giordano
, Staffan Kronwall
, Adam Pardy
, Dion Phaneuf
, Robyn Regehr
and Cory Sarich
With the Blue Jackets, Stralman, who won praise from Flames coach Brent Sutter
for his pre-season play, will look to find a home amidst Mike Commodore
, Jan Hejda
, Rostislav Klesla
, Marc Methot
, Mathieu Roy
, Kris Russell
and Fedor Tyutin
Stralman, 23, played 38 games for the Leafs last season, collecting a goal and 12 assists.
"I am an offensive-minded defenseman," he told the Flames Web site. "I really try and use my skating as my biggest asset. I try to move myself fast. Try to get out of trouble, move the puck and start a good offense with a quick transition game."