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Nashville Predators pick up Calgary forward Dustin Boyd for draft pick

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The Nashville Predators ended up making an addition on the NHL's Trade Deadline day, picking up Dustin Boyd from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a  4th-round draft pick this summer.


Dustin Boyd

#16 / Center / Calgary Flames

6-0

198

Jul 16, 1986



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Dustin Boyd 60 8 11 19 5 15 0 0 2 0 80 10.0

From his scouting report...

Scouting Report

Assets
  • Works hard and plays an all-around game typical of the Flames organization. Can step up the offense when his team needs it most. Plays center or wing.
Flaws
  • Must add more strength to better compete against big NHL defenders. Isn't a natural playmaker, which may limit him to winger duty at the highest level.
Career Potential
  • Two-way forward.

Boyd has been a pretty effective 5-on-5 forward for Calgary, with the lowest Goals Against/60 minutes figure on the team. He might help on the PK, but he was not at all one the Flames' primary penalty killers. Nashville, however, has struggled on the PK this season and a change in personnel might not hurt.

Boyd makes $650,000 this season and will be a restricted free agent this summer.

Check the commentary over at SB Nation's Calgary Flames blog, Matchsticks & Gasoline, and you'll see fans upset that a legitimate (if limited) NHL player is getting traded for just a 4th-round pick, which has a small chance of turning into a useful asset.

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