Flames acquire Modin
Big winger added to roster at trade deadline
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of left wing Fredrik Modin from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for a 7th round draft selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
“In Modin we have added depth to our forward position with a player who has playoff experience, a Stanley Cup championship and both Olympic and World Championships gold medals,” said Flames Acting General Manager Jay Feaster. “He is a player of high character, a great teammate and a great person. I believe you can never have enough people like that in your organization and we are pleased to welcome him and his family to Calgary.”
Modin is a veteran of 14 NHL seasons including the 2003-04 campaign as a member of the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. In 894 career NHL games he has recorded 232 goals and 230 assists for 462 points including five 20 plus goal seasons. In 57 career playoff games he has notched 26 points from 14 goals and 12 assists.
In addition to a Stanley Cup title, he was a member of both Sweden's Olympic gold medal team in 2006 and gold medal World Championship club in 1998. Over the course of his NHL career he has played with Toronto, Tampa Bay, Columbus, Los Angeles and Atlanta. The native of Sweden was originally drafted 64th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
FREDRIK MODIN – LEFT WING
BORN: Sundsvall, Sweden
DATE: October 8, 1974
WEIGHT: 218 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Atlanta on Feb. 28, 2011 for 7th round selection in 2011 Entry Draft