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Flames Trade Gilmour, 4 Others to Maple Leafs in 10-Player Deal

January 03, 1992|Associated Press

The Calgary Flames traded disgruntled center Doug Gilmour to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday in a 10-player trade.

Three other players who won Stanley Cup rings with the Flames in 1989--defensemen Jamie Macoun and Ric Nattress and goaltender Rick Wamsley--and Kent Manderville, the club's first draft pick in 1989, also were sent to Toronto.

The Flames got wings Gary Leeman and Craig Berube, defensemen Michel Petit and Alexander Godynyuk and goaltender Jeff Reese.

A Gilmour-Leeman swap had been rumored for weeks. Gilmour has been unhappy with an arbitrated contract settlement of $750,000 and left the Flames on Wednesday to protest.

Gilmour had an outstanding game in his last appearance, Tuesday at Calgary against the Montreal Canadiens. He set up Paul Ranheim for the winning overtime goal and scored once himself, giving him 38 points, including 11 goals, in 38 games this season.

The biggest name heading to Calgary is Leeman, a former defenseman who was converted to left wing by the Maple Leafs. He scored 53 goals two years ago but slumped last season and has only 19 points in 33 games this season.

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