Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 1:45pm


The Calgary Flames acquired winger Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens for wingers Emil Heineman and Tyler Pitlick, a conditional first-round draft pick in 2022 and a fifth-round draft pick in 2023.

What does it give the Calgary Flames
In Toffoli, the Flames land a quality veteran scoring winger with championship pedigree. In fact, he reunites with head coach Darryl Sutter, his bench boss in Los Angeles when Toffoli won the Stanley Cup (2013-14). The Flames lack right-handed forwards, so Toffoli should fit in nicely. Expect him to see plenty of time on the power play. Toffoli has two seasons left on his contract ($4.25 million cap hit).

What does it give the Montreal Canadiens
For the last-place Canadiens, dealing veterans seems like a foregone conclusion between now and this year's trade deadline. Toffoli fetched Montreal a decent return (a first-rounder this year unless it lands in the top 10, which is unlikely, plus winger prospect Heineman and a future fifth-rounder). Pitlick was a throw-in. New Habs management has already made two trades, so expect more to come.

Fantasy impact
Toffoli's fantasy value should see a little spike after the move to Calgary, especially because he already knows the system under Sutter. Heineman remains a decent winger prospect for the future, though he does not need to be picked up in keeper formats just yet. Pitlick has no fantasy value.

Player focus

Calgary Flames

Tyler Toffoli RW

Montreal Canadiens

Emil Heineman LW/RW

conditional draft pick - Round 1 in 2022

Tyler Pitlick RW

Draft pick - Round 5 in 2023