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Panthers acquire Sam Bennett from Flames

Field Level Media
13 Apr 2021, 07:05 GMT+10

The Florida Panthers acquired forward Sam Bennett and a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft from the Calgary Flames on Monday in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft and prospect Emil Heineman.

Bennett, who publicly asked for a trade earlier this season, has recorded 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 38 games in 2020-21.

Bennett, 24, is in the final season of a two-year, $5.1 million contract that will expire at the end of this season.

"Sam is a skilled and versatile forward who plays the game with a great level of competitiveness, physicality and leadership," Panthers general manager Bill Zito said. "He is a young player who possesses solid experience in the postseason and will be an exciting addition to our lineup."

Bennett has collected 140 points (67 goals, 73 assists) in 402 career games since being selected by the Flames with the fourth overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft.

"Since being drafted back in 2014, Benny has been the ultimate teammate thanks to his hard work -- thank you for everything, Sam!" the Flames wrote on their official Twitter account.

Heineman, 19, was selected by the Panthers in the second round of the 2020 NHL Draft. The forward has totaled 13 points (seven goals, six assists) over 43 games this season with Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League.

--Field Level Media

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