CALGARY FLAMES NEWS

Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames

The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily responsible for the development of the Flames young defensmen at the AHL level. He has been...
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Flames’ Smith signs in Swiss league

After five NHL seasons and nearly 100 games played, Derek Smith is on his way to Europe. The former Ottawa and Calgary defenseman has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Monday. Smith, 29, split last season between the Flames and their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, appearing in 14 big-league contests while proving to be a good offensive...
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Jonas Hiller Recovering From Appendicitis

According to Josh Gold-Smith from thescore.com, Calgary Flames' Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July while at a goaltending camp in Switzerland.#482151745 / gettyimages.comLuckily, Hiller only needed a small procedure done and is expected to make a very quick recovery, 12 days at the most."The procedure nowadays . . . they can do it arthroscopically...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the Calgary Flames’ opening-day lineup. Then again, the situation is quite tantalizing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hiller’s recovery from appendicitis should be quick

Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July that resulted in him having a minor procedure. Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving recently confirmed that this incident shouldn’t be a factor by the time training camp starts. “The procedure nowadays … they can do it arthroscopically,” Flames GM Brad Treliving explained, per NHL.com. “They’re saying within nine...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Free agent Mark Cundari signs new deal with Flames

It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the Calgary Flames’ opening-day lineup. Then again, the situation is quite tantalizing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flames News: Joni Ortio re-signs

According to the NHL.com, Joni Ortio has been re-signed on the Calgary Flames for another two years.ICYMI: The #Flames have signed @JoniOrtio to a two-year deal ~ http://t.co/GV3zQBVyeF pic.twitter.com/LmN6neGPRr— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 25, 2014Joni Ortio is a goaltender, native to Finland. He played 10 games with the Flames last season, his first NHL game being in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett Ready To Help Calgary Flames

For many years the Ontario Hockey League has hosted an oasis of young talent which eventually, through the means of the NHL Entry Draft, finds its way in to the National Hockey League. This year was no exception, as it was home to the top two North American Prospects as rated by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau; Aaron Ekblad and Sam Bennett. With the scarce amount of available blueliners...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Joni Ortio

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract. Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the 2013-14 season. He played in his first NHL game on February 27th stopping 20 of 22 shots and earned his first NHL win on March 5th stopping 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. He...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames News: Joe Colborne re-signs

According to Thomas Drance, Joe Colborne, 24-year-old forward, has been re-signed on the Calgary Flames. His contract is a two-year deal worth $2.55 million.#483379513 / gettyimages.comThe Flames have acquired Colborne as a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs:JOE IS BACK! The #Flames have signed forward Joe Colborne to a two-year deal ~ http://t.co/etbpXqnRIx pic.twitter.com/PmHLW2vVtN—...
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Flames Injury Update: Jonas Hiller suffers appendicitis attack, has minor procedure

According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller's appendix ruptured while in Switzerland, training for his first season with the Flames. Hiller underwent an appendectomy shortly after the attack, and is expected to recover quickly.#140950103 / gettyimages.comIt was originally unknown whether Hiller would need to have surgery, but according to Wes Gilbertson...
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Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

The Flames had just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration, and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe Colborne have reached a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1.275 million. His previous contract was a one-year, $600k deal. Colborne's contract makes him the sixth highest paid forward on the Flames, just under Mikael Backlund and above...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Prospects Look to Impress

#485119841 / gettyimages.com NHL Development Camps fill the hockey-less days of summer for hockey fans. For NHL prospects, it is an opportunity to show the organization what they got and learn how they can improve to reach that NHL level. Calgary Flames General Manager, Brad Treliving told CalgaryFlames.com, “We’re looking for players, so don’t think because you’re a young...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller only needs ‘minor procedure’ to deal with appendicitis

Via NHL.com, reading this kind of thing is usually quite scary, but the Calgary Sun's Wes Gilbertson reports that the Calagary Flames' new starting goaltender has #Flames G Jonas Hiller needed only minor procedure after appendictis attack. Expected to make a speedy recovery. — Wes Gilbertson (@SUNGilbertson) July 17, 2014 From NHL.com: Calgary Flames...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Butler signs with the Blues

Chris Butler is coming home. The St. Louis Blues have signed Butler to a one-year, two-way contract. The move gives the Blues a bit of additional depth both at the NHL and at the AHL level. Butler, a St. Louis native, most recently spent time with the Calgary Flames. Paul Stastny led the way and now Butler is joining him. Ironically, both men skated at Chaminda and now they both...
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Hanowski to one-year, two-way contract

The Calgary Flames re-signed forward Ben Hanowski to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday. The financial details aren’t clear at this time. The 23-year-old scored two assists in 11 games with Calgary last season, also collecting 31 points in 55 contests with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. He was part of the trade that sent Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012-13...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gaudreau takes stock in whirlwind year as he prepares for first NHL training camp

The name has been talked about around the city since 2011. But finally, after four years of summer development camps, John Gaudreau’s next trip will be for this fall’s Calgary Flames training camp. “It’s a little different,” said skilled winger following Wednesday’s final scrimmage at WinSport arena, signalling the final day of the annual prospects grind. “I’m coming...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames in no rush to sign fourth overall pick Bennett

Last year, the Flames signed Sean Monahan 22 days after taking him sixth overall at the draft. Three years ago, they inked Sven Baertschi 10 days after taking him 13th overall. But despite that history, Calgary GM Brad Treliving says there’s no reason to rush the process with his latest draftee, Sam Bennett, taken fourth overall at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia. “It’s...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau, Sam Bennett dominate at Flames camp

Although he stands just 5’7″ and 150 pounds, Johnny Gaudreau could be an offensive dynamo for the Flames. (Calgary Herald) While last season was largely disappointing for the Calgary Flames, the future appears to be bright behind a number of young, talented forwards. 19-year-old center Sean Monahan is viewed as a future leader of this Flames team, and he enjoyed a modest rookie...
Via Around The Rink
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Calgary prospect Sam Bennett scores a beauty

Sam Bennett was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The video of his shootout move above might help justify that selection. Wow. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Calgary prospect Sam Bennett scores a beauty

Sam Bennett was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The video of his shootout move above might help justify that selection. Wow. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jankowski hardly forgotten man at centre for Calgary Flames

He’s not the centre of attention. Make no mistake, though, Calgary Flames prospect Mark Jankowski isn’t a forgotten man, either. “As I told him (Sunday), ‘Don’t be thinking that anybody is writing you off,’ ” said Flames GM Brad Treliving. It’s been less than two weeks since Treliving climbed onto the stage at Wells Fargo Center and cashed in the fourth-overall...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames prospect Sieloff continues comeback from staph infection

Patrick Sieloff will take part in the Calgary Flames development camp next week, having had the vast majority of his 2013-14 season cut short by a staph infection. Sieloff, a second-round pick of the Flames in 2012, joined the Abbotsford Heat in the American Hockey League last fall, becoming the youngest player on the roster at the time, according to the Abbotsford News. But the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Byron re-signs with Flames for one year

Paul Byron’s time outside of the Calgary Flames fold was short-lived. A few days after the Flames forward wasn’t given a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free agent, Byron was re-signed to a one-year contract Thursday. It’s a one-way deal, meaning his salary would be the same whether he’s in the NHL or AHL. Byron, 25, started last season in the minors, but skated...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Conroy’s phone keeps ringing over quality of prospects in Calgary Flames’ stable

The well-known likes of Max Reinhart, Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi? They get a pass.John Ramage and Turner Elson, winners of the ECHL’s Kelly Cup less than a month ago, also stay home. Another youngster has visa issues — Rushan Rafikov. Another is coming off knee surgery — Michael Ferland. Another has progressed past the point of these summertime hoedowns — Sean Monahan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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