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Flames' Glenn Gawdin: Loaned to Swiss team
The Flames have loaned Gawdin to the EHC Visp Lions of the Swiss League.
Gawdin was highly productive in the minors last season, racking up 16 goals and 47 points in 53 games with AHL Stockton. The 23-year-old forward could get into a few NHL contests with the Flames in 2020-21, but he'll almost certainly spend most of his time in the AHL.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Josh Leivo: Signs with Calgary
Leivo (kneecap) signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Flames on Saturday.
Leivo was limited to just 36 games with the Canucks last season due to a kneecap injury, but he was pretty productive when healthy, notching seven goals and 19 points over that span. He likely won't produce at the same rate with Calgary in 2020-21, but he'll still be a rock-solid, bottom-six option that can chip in on the power play from time to time.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Nikita Nesterov: Inks one-year pact
Nesterov agreed to terms on a one-year, $700,000 contract with Calgary on Friday, per PuckPedia.
Nesterov will make his return to the NHL for the first time since 2016-17 when he played for the Lightning and Canadiens. During his absence, the 27-year-old blueliner spent three years with CSKA Moscow in the KHL, during which he registered 14 goals and 46 assists in 136 contests. With Calgary, Nesterov will likely have to beat out Oliver Kylington and Alexander Yelesin for a spot in the lineup and could spend some time observing from the press box.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Dominik Simon: Signs one-year deal with Calgary
Simon (shoulder) penned a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Flames on Thursday.
Simon drew into 64 games with the Penguins last season, picking up seven goals and 22 points over that span. He'll likely slot in as a bottom-six option for Calgary in 2020-21, so he won't be a desirable fantasy option. The 26-year-old forward underwent shoulder surgery in April, but he should be for next year's training camp.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Joakim Nordstrom: Snags one-year deal
Nordstrom agreed to terms on a one-year, $700,000 contract with Calgary on Monday.
Nordstrom ended the year bogged down in a 32-game goal drought dating back to Dec. 31 versus the Devils. Since racking up 10 goals and 24 points back in 2015-16 with Carolina, Nordstrom has struggled to even reach the 10-point threshold. The winger figures to challenge the likes of Zac Rinaldo and Buddy Robinson for a spot in the lineup next year.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Artyom Zagidulin: Headed for KHL
Zagidulin will start the 2020-21 season on loan with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Whether Zagidulin returns to North America next season will likely depend on when the AHL season starts up, as the Russian netminder should compete with Louis Domingue for regular minutes with AHL Stockton. As far as the Flames' roster goes, Zagidulin should be considered a long shot considering he projects as the fourth option, at best.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Andrew Mangiapane: Inks two-year extension
Mangiapane signed a two-year, $4.85 million extension with the Flames on Friday.
Mangiapane was pretty productive in a bottom-six role for the Flames last season, racking up 17 goals and 15 helpers in 68 contests. The 24-year-old winger's role likely won't change much in 2020-21, so although he'll continue to thrive as a bottom-sixer, he won't produce enough points to be a desirable fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Tyler Parsons: Pens extention with Calgary
Parsons signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $735,000 at the NHL level with the Flames on Thursday.
Parsons split time between the AHL and ECHL last season, posting a 3.70 GAA and .898 save percentage in 20 appearances at the AHL level and a 3.03 GAA and .911 save percentage in 25 ECHL contests. The 2016 second-round pick will likely spend more time in the AHL in 2020-21, but don't expect him to get into any games with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Glenn Gawdin: Pens two-way deal
Gawdin signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with Calgary on Wednesday.
Gawdin spent the entirety of last season with AHL Stockton, racking up 16 goals and 31 helpers in 51 games, a performance which earned him a trip to the AHL All Star game. The 23-year-old forward could get the occasional call-up to the big club in 2020-21, but he'll almost certainly spend most of his time in the minors. He was dealing with a high-ankle sprain toward the end of last season, but he should be back to 100 percent long before next year's training camp gets underway.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Louis Domingue: Pens one-year deal
Domingue secured a one-year, two-way deal with Calgary on Saturday.
Domingue will follow former Cancuks' netminder Jacob Markstrom in moving to Calgary but on a two-way contract instead of the six-year, $36 million Markstrom signed. While Domingue figures to serve as the No. 3 option behind David Rittich, he could challenge for the backup role during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Chris Tanev: Latches on with Flames
Tanev signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Flames on Friday, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
It's the second time a former Canuck has landed with the Flames on Friday, as Tanev follows goalie Jacob Markstrom to Alberta. Tanev tied his career high of 20 points and played in 69 regular-season games last year. He added 159 blocked shots, the third-highest total of his 10-year career. The 30-year-old defenseman will likely fill the void left by Travis Hamonic on the Flames' second pairing, which would put him in position to skate with either Noah Hanifin or Mark Giordano. Tanev isn't likely to make much of a fantasy impact with his new team, as he is typically a defensive-minded player.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Byron Froese: Signs two-year deal with Calgary
Froese signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Flames on Friday.
The 29-year-old forward hasn't suited up in an NHL game since the 2017-18 season with Montreal but he did score 42 points in 46 AHL appearances. He should have an opportunity to earn a bottom-six role in training camp.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Zac Rinaldo: Staying with Calgary
Rinaldo and the Flames agreed to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday.
Rinaldo racked up 69 hits in 19 games last season and chipped in five points. The 30-year-old bruiser should have a similar role on a bottom-six checking line with Calgary next season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Jacob Markstrom: Inks six-year pact with Calgary
Markstrom (groin) officially put pen to paper on a six-year, $36 million contract with the Flames on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Markstrom will take over as the No. 1 ahead of David Rittich and slots in for Cam Talbot, who left for Minnesota. If he can stay healthy, Markstrom should be capable of reaching the 30-win mark for the first time in his NHL career. Even with the big pay raise, Markstrom will likely still be in the middle tier of NHL goalies in terms of fantasy value next season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Alex Petrovic: Packs bags for Calgary
Petrovic signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames on Friday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Petrovic has 263 NHL games under his belt but played exclusively in the AHL last season, posting 20 points over 54 games. The 28-year-old should have an opportunity to play with the big club in Calgary, but his path to a roster spot will be a bit tougher if T.J. Brodie re-signs with the club.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Jacob Markstrom: Signs new contract
Markstrom (groin) agreed to terms on a contract with Calgary on Friday, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports.
Markstrom joins the Flames after putting together a solid 2019-20 campaign in which he posted a 23-16-4 record in 43 outings along with a .918 save percentage and two shutouts. The veteran netminder figures to immediately supplant David Rittich as the preferred option with Calgary and replaces the departed Cam Talbot.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Buddy Robinson: Re-ups with Flames
Robinson re-signed with the Flames on a one-year, $700,000 deal Friday, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports.
The 29-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Flames organization, featuring predominantly with AHL Stockton, where he produced 74 points in 110 games. Robinson only has 12 games of NHL experience (five last year, one goal) under his belt since 2015-16, so there's not much to see here from a fantasy perspective.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Ryan Francis: Solid depth for Calgary system
Francis was drafted 143rd overall by the Flames at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday.
Scouts remain split on Francis. Some see a hard-working player who can play both center and wing and took a significant step forward offensively (24 goals, 72 points in 61 games) in his third QMJHL campaign. Francis's detractors point to an undersized (5-foot-9, 170 pounds) player with just average offensive ability. Regardless of which side is correct, Francis does provide much-needed depth to the Calgary system. He will return for at least one more season of junior hockey.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Jake Boltmann: High school star now a Flame
Boltmann was drafted 80th overall by the Flames at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday.
Boltmann is out of the US hotbed of hockey in Minnesota and moved up from his 113th rank (North American skaters) by NHL Central Scouting. He's committed to the University of Minnesota, where he'll grow into his body and his game. The right-shooting defender loves to rush the puck and is a natural leader. But Boltmann was clearly playing below his skill level this season (he stayed home to play high school hockey and football). We'll wait to see what he becomes in four or five years.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Jeremie Poirier: Offensive rearguard joins Flames
Poirier was drafted 72nd overall by the Flames at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday.
Poirier might be playing the wrong position. He spent most of his early days as a forward and while he offers a dynamic element rarely seen from the back end, his inability and/or general disinterest in learning the defensive side of the game is the sole reason he wasn't selected in Round 1. Poirier is looking to take off and create an offensive chance seemingly every single time he touches the puck. He can get away with that in junior to some extent due to his natural abilities but that style of play with never work once he turns pro. Calgary has a potential steal on their hands if they can get Poirier to reign it in a bit and focus on his play in his own end a bit more.... See More ... See Less