The big man is staring at a big opportunity.

The Calgary Flames have re-signed 6-foot-7, 230-lb. blueliner Chris Breen to a one-year, two-way deal, and GM Jay Feaster has made it no secret he would like to see the 24-year-old behemoth win a full-time job at the Saddledome next winter.

"He's told me that he wants me to earn a spot next year. That's what I've geared my summer around and that's what I'm expecting to do at training camp," Breen said. "I know I can play NHL games, for sure, and I'm expecting myself to get a spot and maybe not play every game but be quite regular in the lineup."

A restricted free agent, Breen signed his new deal Wednesday. He'll earn US$577,500 if he's hanging around at the big-league level.