Calgary Flames Side
Let’s start with Savard. He was good in Calgary. In 221 games with the Flames, he had 60 goals and 94 assists for 154 points. It wasn’t the greatest return, but it was good enough to earn him a nice trade to Atlanta. This is a rare trade that Thrashers won as they got Savard from the Flames in exchange for Ruslan Zaynullin. If you’re going, “Sorry, who” that’s the point. He never played in the NHL.
As for that 1st-round pick that was 11th overall, the Flames used it on Oleg Saprykin. Saprykin played 187 games for the Flames, scoring 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 points. He was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes alongside Denis Gauthier for Draymond Langkow. Langkow played for six seasons in Calgary, scoring 123 goals and 165 assists for 288 points in 392 games.
Langkow would be sent back to the Coyotes 7 years later, almost to the day, for Lee Stempniak. Stempniak played for three seasons in Calgary, scoring 31 goals and 52 assists in 160 games. He was then dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd round pick in 2014. That pick was traded to Chicago for Brandon Bollig. That pick was used on Matheson Iacopelli. Bollig played in 116 games for the Flames, scoring three goals and six assists for nine points, but wasn’t traded.
This ends the Flames side of the Marc Savard trade tree. There’s not a lot to talk about here, but some of the names that appear in here because of this deal, like Draymond Langkow, are insane. This deal is rich for the Flames, and it made for an interesting deep dive into a minor deal from 24 years ago and how that affected the NHL for many years to come.