FLAMES TRADE F MORRISON TO BLACKHAWKS FOR BLUELINER CONNELLY
The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Brian Connelly from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Brendan Morrison.
The 25-year-old Connelly spent parts of the last four seasons as a member of the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League, tallying 21 goals and 105 assists in 211 regular-season games.
He originally signed with the Blackhawks on June 8, 2009.
Morrison, 36, has appeared in 923 career NHL regular season games over parts of 15 seasons, collecting 200 goals, 601 points and 446 penalty minutes. The Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, native, has spent each of the last two years with the Flames, which includes notching seven assists and 11 points in 28 contests this season.