Flames' Bennett seeking trade

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Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett wants out.

Bennett's agent confirmed as much to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"There was a rumor going around (Saturday) morning that Bennett might want a change of scenery, and I did call his agent, Darren Ferris, who said, 'Yes, that's true, he would like it to be considered,'" Friedman reported on the latest edition of "Saturday Headlines."

The Flames have not commented on the situation, according to Friedman.

"One thing I've gleaned in just calling around is that they're not in any hurry to do it," he added.

Bennett is in his sixth full season with the Flames, who drafted him fourth overall in 2014.

The 24-year-old has failed to live up to the lofty expectations that accompany his draft position. He entered Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadiens with no goals and one assist in six contests.

Bennett posted a career-high 18 markers and 18 helpers as a rookie in 2015-16, but he hasn't matched that output since then. He did produce five points in as many games during the 2018-19 playoffs, though, adding five goals and three assists in 10 postseason contests in 2020.

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