Flames acquire defenceman Michael Stone from Coyotes for pair of draft picks

Flames acquire defenceman Michael Stone

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes for two draft picks.

Stone has a goal and eight assists in 45 games with the Coyotes this season and will be looked to help shore up Calgary’s defence as it makes a playoff push. The Flames entered Monday’s games a point up on Winnipeg for the second Western Conference wild-card spot.

The 26-year-old Winnipeg native has 24 goals and 96 assists in 324 career games with Arizona.

The Coyotes, second-last in the league at 47 points, get Calgary’s third-round pick in the 2017 NHL draft and a conditional fifth-round draft choice in 2018.

The Canadian Press

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