Calgary Flames to retire Iginla’s number 12
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 17, 2019
On Thursday the Calgary Flames announced that ex-Kamloops Blazer player and current minority owner of that same franchise Jarome Iginla would have his number 12 retired. The ceremony will take place on Mar 2, 2019 before a game against the Minnesota Wild. Iginla, while playing for the Blazers won two Memorial Cups and was named the Western Hockey League Player of the Year in 1996. He finished his WHL career with 236 points in 183 games.
Nino Niederreiter moved to Carolina
The #Canes have acquired Nino Niederreiter from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Victor Rask
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) January 17, 2019
The ex-Portland Winterhawk Nino Niederreiter was traded from Minnesota to Carolina on Thursday. Niederreiter had 130 points in 120 games during his WHL career.
Leier moved to Buffalo
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 18, 2019
Another ex-Winterhawk was on the move Thursday when Taylor Leier was traded to the Buffalo Sabres.