Player News - Flames

Date: Team: Pos:

Alex Chiasson played well with new Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan when the duo was in Dallas.

He scored six goals and added one assist in just seven games during a brief look with the Stars in the spring of 2013. Chiasson hasn't come close to resembling that same player since then. "I think I need to get that swagger back in my game," Chiasson said. "Look at some other players — for instance, (Johnny) Gaudreau in Calgary ... He's playing with swagger. That's one of the things that makes him successful. He just goes out there and plays the way he has to play. I mean, obviously he has a lot of talent. But I think for me, it's the same thing — just not to be as robotic. Go out there and follow the system, but also follow my instincts." He was acquired from Ottawa on Monday and will look to get himself back on the right track next year.
Jun 28 - 12:07 PM

Johnny Gaudreau received a qualifying offer from the Calgary Flames Monday.

The star left winger was among four players to receive qualifying offers from the Flames. Sean Monahan, Freddie Hamilton and Tyler Wotherspoon were the others. The Flames had till 5 p.m. ET Monday to retain the rights of all four players or they could have become restricted free agents July 1. Gaudreau, 22, scored 30 goals and had 78 points in 79 games last season. Monahan, 21, scored 27 goals and 63 points in 81 games.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 27 - 10:50 PM

Josh Jooris may still re-sign with the Flames despite not getting a qualifying offer.

GM Brad Treliving didn't give qualifying offers to Jooris, Joe Colborne and Joni Ortio because of arbitration rights and how that process might play out. Calgary will continue contract talks with all three of them.
Jun 27 - 5:50 PM

Joni Ortio can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday after he didn't get a qualifying offer on Monday.

Still, he could end up signing with the Flames before that happens. Brian Burke indicated over the weekend that Calgary is comfortable with Ortio as the backup goalie for next season.
Jun 27 - 5:47 PM

Joe Colborne didn't get a qualifying offer from Calgary.

However, the Flames will continue to negotiate with him before he can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and they still could agree to terms.
Jun 27 - 5:43 PM

Calgary has acquired Alex Chiasson from Ottawa in exchange for defenseman Pat Sieloff.

The Flames have also signed Chiasson to a one-year contract worth $800,000. He registered eight goals and 14 points in 77 games with the Senators last year.
Jun 27 - 4:10 PM

Joni Ortio could be expendable after the Flames acquired Brian Elliott from St. Louis at the NHL Draft weekend.

It will be interesting to see if he gets a qualifying offer from Calgary because if he doesn't then he will become an unrestricted free agent and the team will explore free agency to find a backup goalie. If his rights are retained then he could be the club's number two netminder.
Jun 27 - 11:28 AM

Sean Monahan was in Calgary on the weekend and is in the midst of discussing a long-term contract.

Monahan's entry level deal is over and now the big money will start to flow in. Monahan is only 21 but has had 125 points in his last two seasons in 161 games, picking up 63 last season and 62 the previous year. He knows where the back of the net is as well with 31 and 27 goal seasons. Monahan is in for a big payday and should be the centerpiece of the Flames for the next several years. He is worth taking around the fifth or sixth round in most pools.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 26 - 6:50 AM

The Calgary Flames have taken Tyler Parsons with the 54th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Tyler Parsons is one of the most accomplished netminders in the whole draft after winning the Memorial Cup with London (OHL). He posted an impressive .921 save percentage, 2.33 GAA, and 37-9-3 record during the regular season before leading the Knights to the championship with a .925 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA in the playoffs. The 18-year-old has been lauded for his elite athleticism, excellent reflexes, and strong poise in the face of danger. However he's still prone to "soft" goals, can be made to over-commit on shots, and struggles with rebound control. All in all, Parsons is highly regarded and is expected to have a future in the NHL despite being considered undersized in the face of the new stature standards. 

Jun 25 - 2:12 PM

Don't be surprised if the Senators deal Alex Chiasson this weekend.

He has been on the trade block for some time and there seemed to be some interest in him Friday night as the NHL amateur draft got underway. The Sens may be looking at obtaining a late draft pick in exchange for the 25-year-old winger who has been a disappointment in Ottawa after a brief but fairly successful stay in Dallas.
Jun 25 - 10:20 AM

Brian Elliott has been traded to the Calgary Flames in exchange for the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

If the Flames re-sign Elliott then the Blues will also get a 2018 third-round selection. Elliott was superb during the 2015-16 campaign and the Flames were desperate to add a netminder. He posted a 23-8-6 record with a 2.07 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Elliott had to share time with Jake Allen in St. Louis, but he'll be the top option with Calgary.
Jun 24 - 8:15 PM

The Calgary Flames have picked Matthew Tkachuk with the sixth overall choice.

Matthew Tkachuk comes from a long line of hockey players. Not only is his father Keith Tkachuk, but his cousins include long-time NHLer Tom Fitzgerald and current NHL brothers Kevin and Jimmy Hayes. To wit, Matthew Tkachuk's game resembles that of his father's - strong and skilled on the puck all over the ice. He stands at just 6'1" and 200 lbs and is impossible to move off the puck with excellent scoring ability, deft hockey-sense, and a snarl all front offices love, which is evidenced his 30-goal, 80 PIM and 107-point campaign for London over just 57 games. Once his skating improves, Tkachuk is expected to maintain an elite status as a winger in the NHL where he could be a great fit alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. 


Jun 24 - 7:57 PM

The NHL Foundation Player Award has gone to Mark Giordano.

The award honors a players' community service efforts and comes with a $25,000 grant to help a cause of the winner's choosing. The last time a member of the Calgary Flames won this award was in 2004 when Jarome Iginla received it.
Jun 22 - 8:02 PM

Calgary has goaltending at the top of their to-do list and they have plenty of 2016 draft picks to obtain a netminder.

"We're set to make the picks," GM Brad Treliving said. "But obviously we've got some areas we want to fill on our team right now, goaltending being at the top of the list. Does that give us an opportunity to help us with those picks? We'll see. But there's lots of discussions going on. We'll see. We'll be ready." Calgary owns the sixth overall selection in the first round as well as three choices in the second round. The Flames were reportedly interested in Frederik Andersen, but he is off the table after he was moved to Toronto on Monday.
Jun 21 - 11:42 AM

The Calgary Flames are confident that they'll be able to sign potential restricted free agents Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.

"We continue to work away at it," said general manager Brad Treliving. "As everybody knows, those are two top young players for us that need new contracts. Sometimes these take a little bit of time. This is not unusual, that we're sitting here at this time and they're not done. … We'll continue to bang away at it. We've got to get to something that makes sense for them and for us. … I have every confidence that we will." Neither player will come cheap. Gaudreau, 22, put up 30 goals and 78 points in 79 games last season, while Monahan, 21, had 27 goals and 63 points in 81 games. The Flames have over $20.7 million in cap space this off-season. They should be able to lock both players up with ease.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 19 - 4:11 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals