Canucks land Conacher from Islanders

Cory Conacher joins the Hockey Central panel to talk about his second-straight trade deadline day move, this time from the Islanders to Canucks, where he is excited to join a Canadian team.

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks acquired forwards Sven Baertschi and Cory Conacher on Monday before the NHL trade deadline.

The Canucks sent a second-round pick in 2015 to Calgary for Baertschi, whom the Flames drafted 13th overall in 2011.

The highly touted Swiss player didn’t seem to fit into the Flames’ plans. He had four assists and a minus-3 rating in just 15 games with Calgary this season.

He had eight goals and seven assists in 36 games with the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Flames.

In 66 NHL games, Baertschi has eight goals and 20 assists.

Earlier, the Flames acquired Conacher from the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Dustin Jeffrey.

Conacher, 25, has a goal and two assists in 15 games with the Islanders this season. He has appeared in 28 games with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, putting up five goals and 17 assists.

The Burlington, Ont., native has 19 goals and 39 assists in 141 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, Ottawa, Buffalo and New York.

Jeffrey, 27, has 17 goals and 24 assists in 49 games with the AHL’s Utica Comets this season.

Baertschi and Conacher will report to Utica.

March 2, 2015 - 2:10 pm ET
van Vancouver Canucks
  • Cory Conacher
nyi New York Islanders
  • Dustin Jeffrey
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