Kraken trade Pitlick to Flames for future draft pick
Tyler Pitlick’s time in Seattle didn't last very long.
The Kraken have traded the forward to the Calgary Flames for a 2022 fourth-round pick, the team announced Thursday. Pitlick was Seattle's selection from the Arizona Coyotes in Wednesday's expansion draft.
The 29-year-old is entering the final season of a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $1.75 million. The Edmonton Oilers selected Pitlick in the second round of the 2010 draft, and he spent time with the Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers before ending up in Arizona.
Pitlick can be a solid bottom-six option for the Flames and has experience on the penalty kill. The center, who's put up 84 points in 286 NHL games, logged just over 80 shorthanded minutes across 38 contests with the Coyotes in the 2020-21 campaign.