Traded Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust and 1st round draft pick to Phoenix for Olli Jokinen and a 3rd round draft pick.
Lombardi was a consistent 30-40 point second line player for the Flames who went on to have a career season last year with Phoenix scoring 53 points. Jokinen finished strong with Calgary scoring 15 points in 19 games but didn’t last the new season with Calgary only scoring 35 points in 56 games.
How bad is Jokinen? Sutter basically gave him away to the Rangers whe he traded Jokinen and Brandon Prust to New York for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik. The Jokinen experiment failed the first time, but the additions of Kotalik or Higgins were never really an upgrade. Kotalik lasted just 26 games with Calgary, scoring five points, while Higgins only last 12 games, scoring just three points.
So what does Sutter do this off-season: He signs Jokinen to a TWO year contract.
Sutter has a pattern of trading away or letting a player go only to bring that player back.