Avalanche Trades Drury to Flames
Oct. 01, 2002
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DENVER (AP) _ The Colorado Avalanche traded forwards Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Derek Morris in a five-player deal Tuesday.
The Avalanche also got forwards Dean McAmmond and Jeff Shantz.
Drury was second on the Avalanche with 21 goals last season, when he also had 25 assists. He had three game-winning goals in the playoffs, helping Colorado reach the Western Conference finals.
Yelle, a defensive center, had five goals and 12 assists.
Morris led Calgary defensemen with 30 assists and 34 points despite playing just 61 games last season.
McAmmond played for the Edmonton, Chicago and Philadelphia before going to the Flames for last season. He was Calgary's third-leading scorer, with 21 goals and 30 assists in 73 games.
Shantz, in his 10th season, was limited to 40 games last season because of injuries and finished with three goals and three assists. He played six seasons with Chicago before being traded to Calgary in 1998.