Player News - Flames

Date: Team: Pos:

Calgary coach Bob Hartley was thrilled to see Mark Giordano sign a six-year contract extension on Tuesday.

"Gio is a pillar for us. Someone we can count on. Brad (GM Treliving) has done a great job," said Hartley. "We're going to get to camp and our captain, along many of our veterans, are set contractually. There are no disagreements. No distractions. No confusion. Now the focus is going to be on hockey, on the team. Where it should be. I talked to Gio and he's real happy. If he's happy, I'm happy. It's a great day for the organization." The 31-year-old's new deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause through 2019-20 and then he gets a 10-team no-trade list.
Aug 26 - 5:21 PM

Calgary has locked up defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year contract worth an annual average value of $6.75 million.

This extension will kick in after the 2015-16 campaign. Giordano produced 11 goals and 48 points in 61 contests last season. He was a top contender for the Norris Trophy until he suffered a biceps injury that kept him sidelined for the last 21 games of the regular season and the playoffs. Injuries have been a concern for Giordano, but he's a big-minute producer from the back end who is worth the risk based on the high level he has achieved over the past two seasons.
Aug 25 - 12:40 PM

Ken King, the President and CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment, believes that that the Saddledome is no longer a viable option for the Flames.

"You don’t replace things because they’re old," said Ken King. "You replace things because they’re not efficient and they’re not functional and they’re not doing the job that they were originally designed and intended to do." King said this at the unveiling of Calgary's new entertainment center, CalgaryNEXT arena, on Tuesday. The Flames would like to be playing in the new building by the start of the 2020-2021 NHL season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Aug 23 - 7:57 AM

Johnny Gaudreau has been inducted into the All-Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey.

The 22-year-old NHLer is the youngest inductee to receive the honor. "I think it's going to hit me a little bit harder as the years go on and I realize some of the players that are actually in this museum, and it's exciting right now," Gaudreau said. "It's a pretty special moment for me." Gaudreau, who is a Salem, New Jersey native, called the 2014-15 season a learning experience, but he enjoyed plenty of success with 64 points in 80 games.
Aug 19 - 3:14 PM

David Schlemko is still an unrestricted free agent.

He was claimed off waivers twice during the season. The stay-at-home defender played 44 games with Arizona, Dallas and Calgary. Schlemko shouldn't be on your fantasy radar, though.
Aug 19 - 2:37 PM

The Flames assume veteran defenseman Ladislav Smid will be healthy for training camp, but after a serious neck injury in January, it's anyone's guess.

If Smid is good to go, he will compete with Deryk Engelland for playing time on the Flames' third defense pairing. Calgary’s top-five is already set, with Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, TJ Brodie, Kris Russell and Dennis Wideman occupying the key roles.
Source: Calgary Sun
Aug 15 - 10:31 AM

Calgary is reportedly getting closer to a contract with Micheal Ferland.

The two sides spoke this week, but there is still some work to do for them to reach an agreement. Ferland, who is a restricted free agent, appeared in 26 games with Calgary during the regular season and he picked up five points. In the playoffs, he posted five points and 23 penalty minutes in nine outings.
Aug 13 - 6:05 PM

Eric Roy has agreed to an amateur tryout with the Calgary Flames.

Roy was originally chosen in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft, but he wasn't signed by the team. In 66 games with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings last season, he posted five goals and 45 points.
Aug 12 - 6:57 PM

Flames prospect Brandon Hickey was thrilled to be invited to Team Canada's World Junior Summer Camp.

"Growing up, my brother and I would watch the Canada games and then we’d go to our basement, our little hockey rink, and be playing," Hickey said. "We were Team Canada against the couches. We’d have them set up so we could play around them and shoot at the net. To actually play in it would be something special." The 19-year-old was Calgary's third round pick, 64th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: Calgary Sun
Aug 1 - 10:08 AM

Oliver Kylington will be able to play in North America in 2015-16.

Kylington had already signed with the Calgary Flames, but as Sweden's AIK held his rights, he would have had to go back to Europe in the likely event that he didn't make the NHL roster. Now it looks like AIK has given him permission to play in North America regardless, which means that he's free to play for the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings or AHL Stockton depending on Calgary's preference.
Jul 30 - 10:10 PM

Paul Byron will have a pin removed from his wrist in the first week of September.

He hopes to be ready for the start of camp. Byron had his wrist scoped in June. That would seem to leave him very little time to rehab and get back on the ice. He had six goals and 19 points last season. He agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract Sunday afternoon. "I don't think any player wants to go to arbitration," Byron said. "You don't want to ruin the relationship between you and the team."
Jul 26 - 9:54 PM

The Flames have signed Paul Byron to a one-year, $900,000 contract, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Calgary announced the deal Sunday, with Friedman reporting the financial component. Byron had 19 points in 57 games last season. The restricted free agent had an arbitration hearing set for Thursday.
Jul 26 - 2:20 PM

Josh Jooris is thrilled to be staying with the Calgary Flames.

Jooris signed a one-year deal worth $975,000 earlier this week. "I’m completely thrilled to be back in Calgary next year, and to avoid arbitration," said Jooris. "I’m looking forward to a year where I have to prove myself again and having the chance to do that again. I can’t think of a better place to continue my development." The 25-year-old scored 12 goals and 24 points in 60 NHL games last season.
Jul 26 - 9:11 AM

Turner Elson has inked a one-year deal with the Calgary Flames.

Elson had 17 goals and 30 points in 59 AHL games last season. He's not expected to be a factor in standard fantasy leagues in 2015-16.
Jul 24 - 7:00 PM

Josh Jooris has inked a one-year, $975,000 deal with the Calgary Flames.

Jooris has 12 goals and 24 points in 60 games with Calgary in 2014-15. He had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Tuesday that has now been rendered moot.
Jul 24 - 3:08 PM


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