FLAMES DEAL SUTTER, WHITE TO CANES FOR BABCHUK, KOSTOPOULOS
Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter has traded his son Brett to the Carolina Hurricanes one week after he was charged with assault outside an Arizona bar.
The 23-year-old forward and defenceman Ian White were shipped to the Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for defenceman Anton Babchuk and winger Tom Kostopoulos.
Brett Sutter issued a public apology after his arrest. He is alleged to have punched a cab driver last week in a drunken altercation following the team’s rookie dinner.
The move offers the Flames a little bit of salary cap relief. Babchuk (US$1.4 million) and Kostopoulos ($950,000) are earning less than White, who is on a one-year contract at $2,999,995.