Flames acquire center Freddie Hamilton from Avalanche

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames acquired center Freddie Hamilton from the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year.

Hamilton will report to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

The 23-year-old Hamilton appeared in 18 NHL games last season, going scoreless in one game for San Jose and scoring a goal in 17 games for Colorado. He also had two goals and two assists in five games for Lake Erie in the AHL.

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