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Flames grab Calle Jarnkrok ahead of NHL trade deadline



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The Calgary Flames grew their Swedish mafia on Wednesday with the acquisition of forward Calle Jarnkrok from the Seattle Kraken.

The Flames gave up a 2022 second-round pick (FLA), a 2023 third-round pick, and a 2024 seventh-round pick for the impending unrestricted free agent. Seattle will retain 50% of Jarnkrok’s $2 million salary.

Jarnkrok, a native of Gavle, Sweden, has 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points this season. The 30-year-old played eight seasons with the Nashville Predators after being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round (51stoverall) in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Jarkrok is a versatile forward capable of playing the wing or centre position. He joins a Calgary Flames team with a strong Swedish core, including countrymen Mikael Backlund, Elias Lindholm, Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylington, and Jacob Markstrom.

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