By Ryan Holmer (@RyanHolmerNHL)
June 27th began a busy offseason for the Calgary Flames, as they signed defenseman Dennis Wideman to a five-year contract. Wideman had a good season last year, putting up 46 points in 82 games for a strong Washington team.
The Flames wanted to get a head start on signing Wideman, so they traded Jordan Henry and a fifth round pick in order to be able to negotiate with him. During the draft, they attempted to sign him, but could not. A short time after the draft, Jarome Iginla called Wideman, and convinced him to jump on board.
According to Jay Feaster, Wideman is thrilled to be joining Calgary. He is able to play the uptempo style of play that Bob Hartley wishes to instill. He is also glad to get the contract out of the way, as his wedding is planned for July 6th.
“I’m glad to get [the contract] off the table , and I have the wedding … finish up the last preparations for that and get prepared,” he told the FAN 960.
The Calgary Flames now have a solid ...