Flames Trade Fleury to Colorado
Feb. 28, 1999
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ The Calgary Flames traded high-scoring right wing Theo Fleury to Colorado, the teams said Sunday.
Fleury, an unrestricted free agent after the season, has 30 goals and 39 assists in 60 games.
Also going with Fleury to Denver is wing Chris Dingman. In exchange, the Flames receive forward Rene Corbet, defenseman Wade Belak and future considerations.
Dingman, a physical player, has only appeared in two games this season.
Corbet, 25, has eight goals and 14 assists in 53 games this season. Belak, a 22-year-old prospect, has no points and is minus-2 in 22 games with the Avalanche this season.
Fleury, 30, has spent his entire NHL career with the Flames, winning a Stanley Cup with the team as a rookie in 1989.
The 5-foot-6 Fleury became the Flames' all-time leading scorer last Friday. In 791 career games, he has 364 goals and 466 assists for 830 points.
Fleury has said repeatedly this season that he wouldn't sign a new contract until testing the free-agent market this summer. That may explain why the Flames didn't get a whole lot in return for him on Sunday.