Defenceman Kim Johnsson, left rear, of Sweden, and defenceman Jim Vandermeer, right front, vie for the puck, Dec. 5, 2006. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ann Heisenfelt
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames made a minor move as the NHL's GM meetings wrapped up Wednesday, acquiring defenceman Jim Vandermeer from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2009 third-round draft pick.
Vandermeer has 18 points (3-15) and 71 penalty minutes in 54 games this season with Chicago and Philadelphia. He has 17 goals and 49 assists in 246 games with the Blackhawks and Flyers.
The 27-year-old native of Caroline, Alta., makes $1.225 million this season, and will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.