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Flames trade Baertschi to Canucks for draft pick

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The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames on Friday for a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Baertschi had four assists in 15 games with the Flames this season. He had eight goals and 25 points in 36 games for Adirondack in the American Hockey League.

"In this case, we feel like Sven Baertschi is going to be a top-six [forward], NHL player for our team someday, so we weighed getting Sven versus what we would get in the second round with our pick and we made the decision to go ahead and do it," Canucks general manager Jim Benning. "He's a guy that fits our profile. He is fast, he is skilled. ... We are very happy to have him."

The 13th pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, Baertschi scored three goals in his first four NHL games as an emergency recall late in the 2011-12 season. He has eight goals and 28 points in 66 games for Calgary over parts of four seasons.

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