Flames acquire centre Joe Colborne

The Flames acquire Joe Colborne from the Toronto Maple Leafs

Saturday, 28.09.2013 / 11:59 PM / Calgary Flames Transactions
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CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired centre Joe Colborne from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Calgary’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

"As an organization we have had many discussions this past year about Joe, but never made an offer,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “With the opportunity to speak with Brian Burke and learn about Joe's hockey sense and character from someone who had him as a player and knows him so well, it became clear to us that this is the type of young, big centre we need. He fits in very well with our rebuild and provides size up the middle which we believe is critical going forward. The fact that he is from Calgary is an added bonus. We look forward to welcoming him to the Flames family."

Colborne, a native of Calgary, Alberta, was originally drafted in the first round (16th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins. Last season Colborne scored 14 goals and added 28 assists for 42 points in 65 games for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League in addition to playing five games with the Maple Leafs.

JOE COLBORNE – CENTRE

BORN: Calgary, AB DATE: January 30, 1990

HEIGHT: 6’5” WEIGHT: 213 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: BOS - 1st round, 16th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

ACQUIRED: Trade from Toronto in exchange for Calgary’s fourth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on September 28, 2013.

Regular Season Playoffs
SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/- GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 53 20 28 48 44 -- 16 5 1 6 10
2007-08 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 55 33 57 90 48 -- 18 8 8 16 26
2008-09 U. of Denver WCHA 40 10 21 31 24 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 U. of Denver WCHA 39 22 19 41 30 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Providence Bruins AHL 6 0 2 2 2 -8 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Providence Bruins AHL 55 12 14 26 35 -16 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Toronto Marlies AHL 20 8 8 16 8 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Toronto Marlies AHL 65 16 23 39 46 0 15 2 6 8 8
2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 1 4 5 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Toronto Marlies AHL 65 14 28 42 53 13 4 0 1 1 2
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -1 2 0 0 0 0
TOTALS NHL 16 1 5 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
AHL 211 50 75 125 144 -9 19 2 7 9 10
WCHA 79 32 40 72 54 -- -- -- -- -- --
AJHL 108 53 85 138 92 -- 34 13 9 22 36