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'Canes get D Hamilton in 5-player deal

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DALLAS (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft, the latest move in a time of change for the playoff-starved team.

Carolina got Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin in the biggest trade so far this offseason.

"When you've gone as long as we have without making the playoffs the message is we want to be better, we want to compete and we want to win," Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said.

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