TRADE ALERT: Canadiens Trade Tyler Toffoli To Calgary Flames

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 10: Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during warmups prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at Centre Bell on February 10, 2022 in Montreal, Canada. The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 10: Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during warmups prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at Centre Bell on February 10, 2022 in Montreal, Canada. The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /
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The rumors regarding Tyler Toffoli were gaining steam as you have surely recently noticed. Now the Montreal Canadiens have put those rumors to rest. Toffoli has been traded to the Calgary Flames.

If the Flames decide to retain their 1st round pick in 2022, then the Habs will instead receive a 2023 1st round pick and an additional 4th round pick.

The Pitlick family is slowly taking over the Habs organization. Tyler Pitlick is the cousin of brother’s Rem and Rhett, both already with the Habs organization. Rhett is an unsigned prospect drafted by the Canadiens in the 5th round, 131st overall in 2019.

CALGARY, AB – JANUARY 13: Tyler Pitlick #18 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 13, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB – JANUARY 13: Tyler Pitlick #18 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 13, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) /

Tyler Pitlick is a right handed bottom-6 center. He has 2 assists in 25 games with the Flames this season and is on the last year of a 2-year deal worth $1.75 million. He will be a UFA at the end of the season. Pitlick has also had stints in Arizona, Philadelphia, Dallas and Edmonton.

Emil Heineman is a 20 year old unsigned prospect who was drafted in the second round, 43rd overall by the Florida Panthers. His signing rights were sent to Calgary in 2021 along with Florida’s 2nd round pick in 2022 in return for Sam Bennett and Calgary’s 6th round pick in 2022.

EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 26: Emil Heineman #13 of Sweden celebrates a goal against goaltender Nick Malik #30 of the Czech Republic during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 26: Emil Heineman #13 of Sweden celebrates a goal against goaltender Nick Malik #30 of the Czech Republic during the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship at Rogers Place on December 26, 2020 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /

A 6’1″ 185 pound left-handed winger, Heineman currently has 11 goals and 5 assists for 16 points in 36 games for Leksands IF of the SHL. He also represented Sweden in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. He got one goal in that tournament.

Tyler Toffoli’s career as a Montreal Canadien is summed up in 89 games played where he amassed 37 goals and 33 assists for 70 points. In last year’s Cup Final run, he scored 5 goals and tallied 9 assists for 14 points in 22 playoff games.

Of course his best moment came when he eliminated the Winnipeg Jets in overtime in Game 4 last playoff season.

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