Flames acquire Modin from Thrashers for seventh-round pick Staff

2/28/2011 5:47:19 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired the services of forward Fredrik Modin from the Atlanta Thrashers for a seventh-round pick in the June entry draft.

Modin, 36, tallied seven goals and three assists in 36 games with the Thrashers this season.

The Sundsvall, Sweden, native has posted 232 goals and 230 assists in 894 career NHL games with Toronto, Tampa Bay, Columbus, Los Angeles and Atlanta and has appeared in 57 post-season contests, helping the Lightning capture the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship.

"We accomplished what we wanted to from a depth standpoint and we didn't take anyone out of our locker room," said Calgary's acting general manager Jay Feaster. "I think it's very important that we give this group the opportunity to stay together and try to finish off what they've accomplished here over the last couple months.

"From our perspective we're very pleased with what happened today.

Modin is scheduled to join his new club in time for the Tuesday's game against the Blues.
"It's exciting, coming to Canada to play for the Flames," he told the Flames website. "I have some experience playing against them.
"It was always a fun place to play -- a great building, crazy fans. I am looking forward to being on the right side of it this time."

Drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round (64th overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Modin signed with the Thrashers as a free agent on Sept. 6, 2010.