Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 4:45pm


The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes for a third-round draft pick in 2017 and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2018.

What does it give the Calgary Flames
The Flames are desperately trying to get back into the playoffs in the Western Conference, so to that end adding Stone will help. Calgary got the Coyotes to pay half of Stone's remaining salary in the deal. Stone will probably play a top-four rearguard role with the Flames for the rest of the season, bumping Deryk Engelland and Dennis Wideman down the depth chart in the process.

What does it give the Arizona Coyotes
For the Coyotes, landing a third rounder in exchange for one of their pending unrestricted free agents is a pretty good deal (which can turn even better if Stone decides to re-sign with the Flames this summer, in which case Arizona will also receive a fifth rounder in the transaction). This is quite likely the first of a series of deals expected to be completed by the rebuilding 'Yotes.

Fantasy impact
Stone's short-term fantasy value should get a little spike moving to a contender, though his power-play ice time figures to suffer playing behind Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie in Calgary. Perhaps the biggest winner in this deal from a fantasy perspective is Anthony DeAngelo (who is expected to replace Stone on Arizona's second pairing alongside Alex Goligoski). Fellow rookie Jakob Chychrun should also benefit from Stone's departure.

Player focus

Arizona Coyotes

a third-round draft pick in 2017

a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2018

Calgary Flames

Michael Stone D