Player News - Flames

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The Calgary Flames hired Jordan Sigalet as the new goaltending coach on Tuesday.

He had the same role with the team's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford for the past two seasons. "I've definitely watched a lot on both of them," said Sigalet referring to Calgary's goalie tandem of Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo. "I know Karri a little bit from being at camp last year. I think it's going to be a great one-two punch with those guys. They're going to push each other."
Aug 20 - 1:40 PM

Jonas Hiller has recovered from appendicitis.

"I talked to him the other day and he's back, 100 percent, skating, working out," Flames GM Brad Treliving told the Calgary Herald last Thursday. "He's been back in his routine, fully functional, and no issues." He had an arthroscopic procedure in mid-July. Hiller will be Calgary's top goaltender this season, but if he falters then Karri Ramo is waiting to play in his place.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 18 - 6:36 PM

Lance Bouma remains an unsigned restricted free agent for Calgary.

"The only thing with Lance is we haven't agreed to a number yet," GM Brad Treliving said. "We'll continue to work away at it. We've still got time before training camp opens and we're hopeful we'll get something done but as of yet, we haven't. That's where that's at." Bouma generated five goals and 14 points in 78 games last season. He also racked up 181 hits while logging 12:36 of ice time per contest.
Aug 15 - 1:06 PM

Mason Raymond is expected to occupy a key role with the Flames this season.

He's projected to skate as a top-six forward, while seeing time on the penalty kill and power play. Raymond will also be looked to for leadership and scoring as a potential replacement for Michael Cammalleri. The Alberta native signed a three-year contract with Calgary in the summer.
Aug 13 - 6:11 PM

Calgary prospect Morgan Klimchuk has demonstrated real chemistry with his linemates at Canada's world junior camp this summer.

It just so happens that Klimchuk's line mates are blue chip prospects Connor McDavid and Sam Reinhart, two of the best under-20 commodities in the world. Because he's not regarded in the same esteem as the aforementioned prospects, the Calgary property is taking his opportunity very seriously ."I take camps like this very seriously. No matter where I am, I am going to play as hard as I can and whoever I’m playing for, just trying to contribute wherever I can." The goings-on of the last month should be a welcome sight to Calgary fans everywhere.
Aug 9 - 9:46 AM

The Colorado Eagles will be Calgary's new ECHL affiliate for the 2014-15 season.

The is expected to provide players to the Flames' AHL farm team in Adirondack. Calgary's former ECHL team, the Alaska Aces, won the league title last season.
Aug 6 - 12:11 PM

Michael Ferland has filed a $90,000 counterclaim after being found not guilty of assault and aggravated assault for an incident on July 29, 2012.

Ferland has argued that the event started when Jayson Eyma allegedly sucker punched him and he then acted in self-defense. Eyma filed a $250,000 lawsuit on June 9 and claims he suffered a "mild traumatic brain injury" and fractured left orbital bone.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 29 - 9:20 AM

Todd Gill has been hired to serve as the Adirondack Flames' assistant coach.

Adirondack is the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. A former NHL defenseman, Todd Gill had 82 goals and 354 penalty minutes in 1,007 games before hanging up his skates.
Jul 28 - 8:57 PM

Derek Smith has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the ZSC Lions.

The Lions play in Switzerland's top league. Smith had an assist in 14 games with Calgary last season. He also had seven goals and 24 points in 32 AHL contests.
Jul 28 - 11:50 AM

Mark Cundari will enter training camp with a shot of making the Flames' opening game roster.

Cundari had 23 points and 73 penalty minutes in 56 AHL games in 2013-14. The Flames only have six defensemen signed to one-way contracts, so there will be a spot available to compete for and we certainly wouldn't rule Cundari out in that battle.
Jul 28 - 9:33 AM

Defenseman Mark Cundari has signed a one-year (two-way) contract with the Calgary Flames.

Cundari, 24, is the latest of the Flames’ restricted free agents to sign on the dotted line. The burly blue-liner did himself no favours last fall, showing up with an iffy cardio base. Coach Bob Hartley had not been impressed, ensuring Cundari’s early demotion to AHL Abbotsford. That, he promises, is going to change. Cundari has modified his training — "not crazy different," he said. Less weightlifting. More running and cycling, more muscular-endurance work. "High-intensity, high-tempo stuff." Cundari has played eight games in the NHL, all for the Flames.
Jul 27 - 9:43 AM

Sam Bennett has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.

Bennett was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had 91 points and 118 penalty minutes in 57 OHL contests in 2013-14. Keep an eye on him during training camp because there he has a decent chance of making the Flames' opening game roster.
Jul 25 - 2:57 PM

Jonas Hiller (appendicitis) should be fully recovered well before training camp starts.

"The procedure nowadays . . . they can do it arthroscopically," said Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving. "They're saying within nine to 12 days, you're up and back to normal. (Hiller's agent) felt by next week that he's right back in the swing of things. The hope and the plan and the expectation right now is that there's no long recovery period." Hiller signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Calgary in July. He's projected to start the season as the Flames' number one goaltender.
Jul 25 - 9:26 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed Joni Ortio to a two-year contract.

Ortio had a 2.51 GAA and .891 save percentage in nine games last season. He's expected to start the season in the minors after the Flames inked Jonas Hiller to a two-year deal.
Jul 24 - 4:23 PM

Joe Colborne has inked a two-year, $2.55 million contract extension.

Colborne was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing scheduled for August 1. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 80 games with Calgary in 2013-14.
Jul 22 - 1:04 PM


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