Canucks trade Calgary-born Shinkaruk to Flames

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The Vancouver Canucks have traded Hunter Shinkaruk to the Calgary Flames for Markus Granlund, the teams announced.

Shinkaruk will be assigned to the Flames’ AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat.

A Calgary native, Shinkaruk was drafted by the Canucks in the first round (24th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft. The 21-year-old has 21 goals and 18 assists in 45 games this season with the AHL’s Utica Comets. The winger made his NHL debut this season on Nov. 16 for Vancouver against Montreal.

Granlund, 22, has split the 2015-16 season between the Flames (seven points in 31 games) and the Stockton Heat (nine points in 12 games). He has appeared in 86 NHL games, registering 28 points and 24 penalty minutes.

A native of Oulu, Finland, Granlund won a bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF U18 World Championship. The six-foot, 178-pound centre was originally drafted in the second round (45th overall) by Calgary in 2011.

  • Markus Granlund
  • Hunter Shinkaruk