Flames make a deal

White, Sutter traded to Carolina for Babchuk and Kostopoulos

Wednesday, 17.11.2010 / 4:12 PM / News
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Calgary, AB - The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of defenseman Anton Babchuk and right winger Tom Kostopoulos from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Ian White and left winger Brett Sutter.

Babchuk, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, has 185 games of NHL experience with Chicago and Carolina. He has 26 career goals along with 43 assists for 69 points and 82 penalty minutes. Originally a 1st round pick (21st overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Babchuk was traded to Carolina on January 20, 2006. In 17 games this season, he has three goals, five assists for eight points and 12 penalty minutes.

ANTON BABCHUK

POSITION: D SHOOTS: Right

BORN: Kiev, Ukraine (May 6, 1984)

HEIGHT: 6'5" WEIGHT: 202 lbs.

DRAFTED: CHI - 1st round (21st overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

HOW ACQUIRED: From Carolina along with Tom Kostopoulos in exchange for Ian White and Brett Sutter on November 17, 2010.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season
Team
Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002-03
Kazan Ak-Bars
Russia 10 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03
St. Petersburg SKA
Russia 20 3 0 3 10 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04
Norfolk Admirals
AHL 73 8 14 22 89 8 0 2 2 6
2003-04
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL 5 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05
Norfolk Admirals
AHL 66 8 16 24 88 2 0 0 0 2
2005-06
Norfolk Admirals
AHL 24 5 7 12 22 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL 17 2 3 5 16 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 22 3 2 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06
Lowell Lock Monsters
AHL 5 1 3 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 52 2 12 14 30 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07
Albany River Rats
AHL 9 1 6 7 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08
Omsk Avangard
Russia 57 9 15 24 30 4 1 1 2 6
2008-09
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 72 16 19 35 16 13 0 1 1 10
2009-10
Omsk Avangard
KHL 49 9 13 22 36 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 17 3 5 8 12
TOTALS
NHL 185 26 43 69 82 13 0 1 1 10


Kostopoulos, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, has amassed 475 career NHL games over nine seasons split between Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Montreal and Carolina. His career totals include 49 goals, 81 assists for 130 points along with 604 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round (204th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 17 games with the Hurricanes this season, he has scored one goal, added three assists for four points and 30 penalty minutes.

TOM KOSTOPOULOS

POSITION: RW SHOOTS: Right

BORN: Mississauga, ONT (January 24, 1979)

HEIGHT: 6'0" WEIGHT: 205 lbs.

DRAFTED: PIT - 7th round (204th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft

HOW ACQUIRED: From Carolina along with Anton Babchuk in exchange for Ian White and Brett Sutter on November 17, 2010.

Regular Season Playoffs
Season
Team
Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996-97
London Knights
OHL 64 13 12 25 67 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98
London Knights
OHL 66 24 26 50 108 16 6 4 10 26
1998-99
London Knights
OHL 66 27 60 87 114 25 19 16 35 32
1999-00
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
AHL 76 26 32 58 121 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
AHL 80 16 36 52 120 21 3 9 12 6
2001-02
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL 11 1 2 3 9 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
AHL 70 27 26 53 112 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL 8 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
AHL 71 21 42 63 131 6 1 2 3 7
2003-04
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
AHL 21 7 13 20 43 24 7 16 23 3
2003-04
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL 60 9 13 22 67 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05
Manchester Monarchs
AHL 64 25 46 71 99 6 0 7 7 10
2005-06
Los Angeles Kings
NHL 76 8 14 22 100 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07
Los Angeles Kings
NHL 76 7 15 22 73 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08
Montreal Canadiens
NHL 67 7 6 13 113 12 3 1 4 6
2008-09
Montreal Canadiens
NHL 78 8 14 22 106 4 0 1 1 4
2009-10
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 82 8 13 21 106 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11
Carolina Hurricanes
NHL 17 1 3 4 30
TOTALS
NHL 475 49 81 130 604 16 3 2 5 10