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Flyers Acquire Blast From Calgary

October 13, 1998

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday acquired defenseman Ryan Bast and an eighth-round draft pick from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a third-round pick in next year’s draft.

Bast, 23, was scoreless in two games this season for the Flames’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Saint John Flames.

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Alberta native scored three goals and eight assists in 77 regular season game with Saint John. His plus-33 rating was second-highest in the AHL and led all AHL defensemen.

In last year’s playoffs, Bast registered one assist in 21 playoff games for a Saint John team that lost the Calder Cup Finals to the Philadelphia Phantoms.

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