Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of defenseman Anton Babchuk and right winger Tom Kostopoulos from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Ian White and left winger Brett Sutter.
Babchuk, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, has 185 games of NHL experience with Chicago and Carolina. He has 26 career goals along with 43 assists for 69 points and 82 penalty minutes. Originally a 1st round pick (21st overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Babchuk was traded to Carolina on January 20, 2006. In 17 games this season, he has three goals, five assists for eight points and 12 penalty minutes.
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