Player News - Flames

Date: Team: Pos:

Calgary Flames RFA forward Josh Jooris filed for salary arbitration on Friday.

Jooris is coming off a good rookie season for the Flames in 2014-15, as well as his two-year Entry Level Contract. Jorris scored 12 goals and 24 points in 60 games, while throwing 59 hits and winning 48% of his 567 face-offs. He also dinged the cap at the maximum $925K for an ELC, so the soon-to-be 25-year-old may be in line for a nice raise.
Source: NHLPA
Jul 5 - 6:44 PM

Calgary Flames RFA forward Paul Byron filed for salary arbitration on Friday.

Byron is coming off a one-year, $600K contract, which was a slight haircut form his previous one-year, $614K contract. Last season, he collected 19 points and 101 hits in just 57 games as he missed time due to injury. The Flames have the cap space (about $7.1M) to re-sign the 26-year-old, the question is if they can find a term and value that works for both sides.
Source: NHLPA
Jul 5 - 6:38 PM

Calgary Flames RFA forward Lance Bouma filed for salary arbitration on Friday.

Bouma is coming off a career year in which he posted 16 goals and 34 points along with 54 PIMs, 82 blocks, and throwing 264 hits. He's also just finished his one-year, $775K contract in his age-25 season. The Flames have about $7.1M in cap space with a few players to sign, but Bouma should still get a nice raise.
Source: NHLPA
Jul 5 - 6:23 PM

Sam Bennett will be the top prospect at the Flames development camp which begins on Monday.

Bennett leads the group of 42 which will include the Flames top two picks from last week's draft, second rounders Rasmus Andersson and Oliver Kylington. Bennett suffered a shoulder injury last season which required surgery but returned to action and played in 11 playoff games for Calgary, scoring three times and chipping in with an assist. He is expected to break camp this fall with the Flames and you should expect a 40-45 point season from the talented pivot.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 5 - 5:11 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed Hunter Smith to an entry-level deal.

Smith had 49 points and 122 penalty minutes in 57 games with the OHL's Oshawa Generals last season. Calgary took him with the 54th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 2 - 4:19 PM

Mason McDonald has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.

McDonald was taken with the 34th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had a 3.06 GAA and .906 save percentage in 56 QMJHL games in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 4:18 PM

Michael Frolik is happy to be a member of the Calgary Flames.

Frolik spoke to new teammate and fellow Czech native Jiri Hudler before deciding to sign with the Flames. "He just said great things about Calgary," said Frolik. "Obviously, I know what kind of player (Hudler) is . . . a very smart player. He’s on the right side, too, but I don’t know if we’re going to play on the same line — probably not. It’s going to be exciting to have him on the same team." Frolik is also a right winger but has played the left wing as well in his career and could join Hudler as a top-six forward.
Jul 2 - 6:54 AM

The Calgary Flames think they picked up a nice player in Derek Grant.

Grant signed a two-way deal with the Flames on Wednesday and will likely start the season in the AHL but he does have a shot to break training camp with the big team. "Our staff really liked him. I really credit the scouts on this one," said Flames GM Brad Treliving. "He’s a big body. He plays a real NHL-, pro-style game. He’s versatile — plays the wing, can play center. Smart. Intelligent. He’s coming here, and he’s going to battle for an opportunity. I think he gives us more depth, which you can never have enough of. When we do our organizational assessments of each team, this is a player our scouts wanted to acquire for a long time. So to be able to get him (Wednesday), it was a happy group." Grant has played previously with the Ottawa Senators with two assists in 25 games.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 2 - 6:42 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed Derek Grant to a one-year/two-way contract.

Grant will receive $700,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL but is guaranteed $325,000 no matter what. Grant had 21 goals and 38 points in the AHL last with Binghamton in the Senators farm system.
Jul 1 - 2:44 PM

Michael Frolik has inked a five-year, $21.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames.

He generated 19 goals and 42 points with the Jets last season. Frolik can kill penalties and play up and down the lineup.
Jul 1 - 1:07 PM

Karri Ramo has signed a one-year, $3.8 million deal to stay in Calgary.

He would've been eligible for unrestricted free agency, but he'll remain with the Flames. Jonas Hiller has a year left on his contract and Joni Ortio has a one-way deal in 2015-16, so the team will face some tough decisions on who goes and who stays. Ramo had a 15-9-3 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.60 goals-against average last season
Jul 1 - 11:11 AM

Although the acquisition and subsequent signing of Dougie Hamilton served as a temporary distraction, the focus in Calgary will now shift back to Mark Giordano's negotiations.

"Mark's our captain and our leader, and we're gonna work away at getting that done," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "No update on the talks with Mark, other than it remains a priority for us to continue and work away at and get to a good conclusion." Giordano still has a season left on his contract, so his situation wasn't urgent. It will be interesting to see how Calgary handles its defensive situation though as it already has roughly $22 million committed to five blueliners in 2016-17 and that doesn't include Giordano. It's likely the Flames will have to make another move at some point.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 1 - 7:58 AM

Calgary announced new deals for their coaching staff.

The Flames have re-signed associate coach Jacques Cloutier and assistant coaches Martin Gelinas and Jamie Pringle to multi-year contracts. The group certainly played a role in Bob Hartley winning the Jack Adams Award, as coach of the year.
Jun 30 - 4:43 PM

Dougie Hamilton has agreed to a six-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

The new deal carries an annual average value of $5.75 million. In 72 games with the Boston Bruins last season, the 22-year-old defenseman registered 10 goals and 32 assists. Hamilton was acquired from the Bruins prior to the NHL Draft and he'll get a fresh start with a new organization next year.
Jun 30 - 2:22 PM

Michael Frolik may be a target of the Montreal Canadiens in free agency.

Frolik was acquired by Chicago in a trade from the Florida Panthers when Montreal GM Bergevin was working in the Blackhawks' front office. Frolik was part of the club's Stanley Cup championship team in 2013 and he plays a solid two-way game.
Jun 30 - 11:58 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday

    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Tuesday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Friday

    MLB On The Bump: Friday
  •  
    Chop

    Chop's MLB 6 Pack: Friday
  •  
    Short: How good is LeMahieu?

    Short: How good is LeMahieu?
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday

    MLB On The Bump: Tuesday