Player News - Flames

Date: Team: Pos:

Spencer Foo has chosen to join the Calgary Flames.

Foo's contract will be made official on July 1. The highly sought-after college free agent compiled 26 goals and 62 points in 38 games with Union College last season.
Jun 27 - 6:53 PM

Spencer Foo will reportedly make his decision this week.

Foo was slated to meet with his Monday and Tuesday to discuss his options and then make a choice on where he will sign. It's believed that Edmonton, Calgary, Detroit and Vegas are in the mix to get him.
Jun 27 - 6:00 PM

Travis Hamonic is projected to be paired with T.J. Brodie in 2017-18.

Hamonic was acquired from the Islanders at the NHL Draft and he will add some sandpaper to Calgary's top-four group. "I think that's just the way I grew up playing the game – you've got to do what you've got to do," he said. "If you ask players, they'll say I'm someone to who wears his heart on his sleeve and invests a lot in the game."
Jun 27 - 1:42 PM

Brian Elliott has been linked to the Winnipeg Jets for several week.

TSN 1290's Rick Ralph reported on Monday that Elliott was "making tentative accommodation plans for Winnipeg," but Elliott's agent refused to comment on which teams have contacted him. If the Jets were able to bring Elliott on board then he would either share action with Connor Hellebuyck or serve as an insurance option.
Jun 27 - 10:32 AM

Kris Versteeg is attracting plenty of interest as free agency nears.

According to TSN insider Darren Dreger, Versteeg has been reached by a dozen teams. Dreger also noted that Calgary remains in the mix to bring Versteeg back for another season.
Jun 27 - 9:13 AM

Alex Chiasson can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Calgary didn't give a qualifying offer, so he could listen to other teams if he isn't signed by the Flames. Chiasson played in 81 games with the Flames in 2016-17, while producing 12 goals and 12 assists. He didn't have a point in four playoff matches.
Jun 26 - 5:52 PM

The Calgary Flames selected right winger Zach Fischer with their fifth round pick.

Fischer was not being considered by the Flames until their amateur scouting director, Tod Button, went to see Moose Jaw play Medicine Hat in WHL action. "I noticed this guy all night," Button said. "He was involved. He scored goals. I think he got into a fight that night. He might not have, but there were guys trying to fight him. He was driving them crazy... I didn’t even know him, and these guys are getting ticked off at him and there are scrums and I’m like, ‘Who is this guy?’ " Fischer had 34 goals, 63 points and 145 penalty minutes in the regular season and had seven goals and 10 points in 11 playoff games. The Flames could have gotten themselves a nice power forward for down the road.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 26 - 7:49 AM

It's safe to say Travis Hamonic is excited about joining the Calgary Flames.

The Flames packaged three future draft picks to get Hamonic from the Islanders on Saturday morning. "I'm really excited," Hamonic said. "I have a pretty awesome opportunity in front of me. When my wife and I woke up and saw the news … we were kind of in limbo wondering if it happened or not, and then we found out and we're all pretty excited about going to Calgary, to say the least. That's an understatement. We're pretty jacked up." Hamonic joins Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dougie Hamilton on Calgary's strong defense.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 24 - 8:06 PM

The Calgary Flames are interested in keeping pending UFA Michael Stone.

Despite having Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Dougie Hamilton and Travis Hamonic (they acquired him from the Islanders on Saturday), Flames GM Brad Treliving still hopes to keep Stone. He had three goals and 15 points in 64 games with Arizona and Calgary last season.
Jun 24 - 2:36 PM

The Calgary Flames have selected Adam Ruzicka in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Ruzicka’s first season in North America was relatively successful. The 18-year-old forward had 25 goals and 46 points in 61 games with the OHL’s Sarnia Sting. Ruzicka already has NHL-ready size, as he’s 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds. His skillset and numbers in the Czech Junior League would indicate that he has some offensive upside (he had 14 goals and 30 points in 30 games Pardubice’s under-20 team in 2015-16), but he still has to show that he can put up a high number of points in North America. He also needs to work on his play without the puck. If he can put it all together, he could be a draft-day steal.
Jun 24 - 12:05 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired Travis Hamonic and a conditional fourth-round pick from the New York Islanders.

The Islanders have received a first-round pick in 2018, a second-round pick in 2018 and another conditional second-round pick in 2019 or 2020. It's an interesting fit for Hamonic, as the Flames already have a loaded blue line with guys like Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie. Hamonic, 26, had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games in 2016-17. Hamonic has three years remaining on his contract at a reasonable cap hit of $3.857 million. The Flames have put together one of the best blue lines in the league.
Jun 24 - 11:08 AM

Travis Hamonic is attracting plenty of interest in the trade market, but teams have been unwilling to meet GM Garth Snow's asking price.

Reports and league sources confirmed that Snow was seeking two first-round picks in exchange for Hamonic. The price will probably change on the second day of the NHL Entry Draft and it still seems likely that Hamonic will get moved.
Jun 24 - 9:16 AM

The Calgary Flames have taken Juuso Valimaki with the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Valimaki often draws comparisons to fellow Finnish blue liner Olli Juolevi, who was drafted fifth overall by the Canucks last year. The 18-year-old has very good offensive instincts, but he’s also a capable player in his own end. Valimaki is blessed with good size (6-foot-2, 201 pounds), which definitely doesn’t hurt. Valimaki put up some impressive numbers in his second season with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, as he had 19 goals and 61 points in 60 games. He also notched two goals and six penalty minutes in six games with Finland at the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship. The Flames already have a good defensive core in Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, and T.J. Brodie and in a few years it could be Valimaki that's rounding out that top-four.
Jun 23 - 8:40 PM

The Calgary Flames are reportedly hoping to land a top-four defenseman in the coming days.

Doing so would ideally round out their blueline core that already includes Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie. Flames GM Brad Treliving is reportedly looking for options on the trade market, especially given the potential alternative of overpaying for an unrestricted free agent. Of course there's never a shortage of teams looking for defensemen, so whether or not the Flames will be successful is up in the air.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 23 - 4:06 AM

Johnny Gaudreau won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

The Lady Byng highlights the league's most sportsmanlike player, which usually translates to a highly skilled player that gets very few penalty minutes. In 2016-17 Gaudreau scored 18 goals and 61 points in 72 games while accumulating just four PIM. This is the first time he's won the Lady Byng Trophy, but it's the second time in three years that it's gone to a member of the Calgary Flames as Jiri Hudler won it in 2015.
Jun 21 - 9:57 PM


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