Colborne was traded to Calgary from Toronto for the Maple Leafs' conditional fourth round draft choice in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. According to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, the draft pick could be upgraded to a third round draft choice if certain conditions are met, but those details were not disclosed.
Last season, Colborne, a native of Calgary, played in five games but did not register a point. Do not be surprised if Brian Burke, the Flames' director of hockey operations, had a major role in the move as Burke and Colborne have a history together in Toronto.
Colborne has one goal and five assists for six points in 16 career games over three seasons with the Maple Leafs. Colborne was in the process of battling it out for a roster spot in Toronto when the trade was made.
The Flames open their 2013-14 National Hockey League regular season schedule Thursday in Washington, with their first home game Sunday against Vancouver.