Flames Rumors & News

  • Flames re-sign Jon Gillies, David Rittich to one-year deals

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a one-year, two-way contract. Gillies has been one of the team’s top goaltending prospects since being drafted in the third round, 75th overall, in 2012. The 23-year-old had a .910 save percentage and 2.93 goals-against average in 39..." July 22

  • Flames hand Hathaway a two-way deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Hathaway, 25, earned some reps on the team despite being undrafted. Here’s how his NHL work looks so far: 2015-16: three assists, 31 PIM in 14 games played. 2016-17: one goal, four assists, 44..." July 21

  • Flames ink first-rounder Juuso Valimaki to rookie contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames signed Finnish defenseman Jusso Valimaki to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Valimaki, 18, was the 16th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft. He was selected in that spot after a nice year with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, scoring 61 points in 60 regular-season..." July 21

  • Flames’ Gaudreau open to playing for hometown Flyers in future

    Sportsnet "While the Philadelphia Flyers faithful may be salivating at the thought of blue-chip prospect Nolan Patrick leading the club into the future, a bona fide superstar is seeing visions of eventually joining in on the fun as well. Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau, who grew up in South Jersey..." July 21

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Flames sign Lazar to two-year contract

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have signed restricted free agent forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year contract with an average annual salary of $950,000. The 22-year-old netted one goal and three assists over 37 games split between the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames. He got into one playoff game as the..." July 14

  • Micheal Ferland re-signs with Calgary Flames, getting two-year pact worth $1.75 million per

    Calgary Sun "In the end, Micheal Ferland and the Calgary Flames hammered out a deal to keep him in the Flaming ‘C’ for two more seasons. The 25-year-old winger was one of three restricted free agents on the NHL club to file for salary arbitration. The two sides hammered out a deal before his July 22..." July 14

  • Juuso Valimaki not deterred by long odds of making Flames

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames defenseman prospect Juuso Valimaki knows his odds of playing in the NHL this season are long. That's not stopping the No. 16 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft from dreaming about getting there though. "I'm doing everything that I can to play with the Calgary Flames [in 2017-18],"..." July 13

  • Mark Giordano 'I've Never Seen Brian McGrattan Lose a Fight'

    TMZ "If you're gonna pick a fight with a hockey player, STAY AWAY FROM BRIAN MCGRATTAN ... so says Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano. We were talking to Mark about which hockey player would have the best shot at success in the UFC -- and without hesitation, Giordano brought up the legendary..." July 13

  • Johnny Gaudreau excited about ‘big moves’ during Flames offseason

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau is officially a Calgarian. The tell-tale sign? The Calgary Flames winger now owns cowboy boots — an essential wardrobe item for the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede and sensible footwear for riding horses, specifically down 9th Ave. SW. “I’ve got a hat and shirt and stuff,..." July 09

  • Emile Poirier, Calgary Flames draftee, getting help for alcohol abuse

    Calgary Sun "A few years ago, shortly after he was hired by the Calgary Flames, Brad Treliving saw what everyone had been talking about. Emile Poirier, a promising prospect who was picked by former general manager Jay Feaster, had the wheels and was billed as a scoring winger out of the Quebec Major Junior..." July 06

  • Flames sign Luke Gazdic

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Luke Gazdic to a one year, two-way contract. Gazdic, a native of Toronto, ON, split last season between the New Jersey Devils and their AHL affiliate in Albany. Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2007 NHL Draft, Gazdic..." July 02

  • Blackhawks sign F Bouma to one-year deal

    TSN "The Chicago Blackhawks have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, 27, was bought out by the Calgary Flames earlier this week after scoring three goals and adding four assists in 61 games." July 01

  • Brian Elliott, Flyers Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $2.75 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers came to terms on a contract with veteran goaltender Brian Elliott in free agency Saturday. Fox Sports Midwest's Andy Strickland reported Elliott will receive a two-year, $2.75 million deal from the Flyers. The 32-year-old netminder was traded from the St. Louis Blues..." July 01

  • Flames continue trend of thrifty, savvy pre–free agency moves

    Sportsnet "Brad Treliving must really hate long-weekend traffic. The Calgary Flames GM got a jump on his colleagues and everyone else heading to the lake Thursday when he rounded out his roster ahead of Saturday’s free-agency frivolity. He did so by adding pieces without giving up a single roster..." June 30

  • Flames sign Stone to 3-year, $10.5M deal

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have re-signed defenceman Michael Stone to a three-year, $10.5 million deal,according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The 26-year-old spent last season split between the Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames, finishing with a combined three goals and 12 assists in 64 games." June 30

  • Brian Elliott To Sign With Philadelphia Flyers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even before the free agent frenzy begins tomorrow, we have news of a potential signing. Andy Strickland of Fox Sports is reporting that a deal is all but done between the Philadelphia Flyers and Brian Elliott which will pay him an average of $2.75MM for the next two seasons. We had Elliott ranked..." June 30

  • Several Buyouts Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The deadline to buy out players is today, and several teams have taken advantage of the option before free agency starts. The following players have been placed on waivers for the purposes of a buyout: Mike Cammalleri (NJD), Devante Smith-Pelly (NJD), Mark Stuart (WIN), Lance Bouma (CGY), Ryan..." June 30

  • Flames acquire Eddie Lack in exchange for prospect, pick

    Calgary Herald "The National Hockey League free-agency period is basically a moving target. Needs and wants for all 31 franchises change frequently as players get snapped off the market or, in the Calgary Flames’ case on Thursday, suddenly become an option. Striking a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes,..." June 30

  • Flames re-sign forward Kris Versteeg to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have brought back veteran forward Kris Versteeg on a one-year deal. The 31-year-old from Lethbridge, Alb., played 69 games for the Flames last season, scoring 15 goals and 37 points — his highest total since 2011-2012 with the Florida Panthers. " June 29

  • Flames land prized college FA Spencer Foo

    Calgary Herald "Spencer Foo wasn’t waiting long for his welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment. A sought-after college free agent, Foo committed Tuesday afternoon to ink a contract with the Calgary Flames, although the paperwork can’t be finalized until Canada Day. Within moments, the 23-year-old right-winger..." June 28

  • Calgary Flames' newest acquisitions add more competitive fire

    Calgary Herald "In the midst of donning his first Calgary Flames jersey Monday, Travis Hamonic hadn’t even tugged No. 24 all the way on when he instinctively sprang into beast mode. “Should I do up the (fighting) strap?” he said jokingly of the snap at the back of every jersey securing it to the pants to..." June 27

  • Treliving: Flames paid price in Hamonic deal, but ‘you can never have enough top d-men’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two years ago, Brad Treliving acquired Dougie Hamilton at the draft. On Saturday, he picked up Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. Those are two moves that have significantly helped the Flames build a formidable top-four defense in the Western Conference, and it’s already been suggested..." June 24

  • Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from Islanders

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamonic, 26, is earning $3.857 million against the salary cap for the next three seasons before becoming UFA eligible. In November of 2015, Hamonic requested to be..." June 24

  • Johnny Gaudreau awarded Lady Byng Trophy

    Calgary Herald "Wednesday brought a double dose of good news for Calgary Flames offensive whiz Johnny Gaudreau. First, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman promised a crackdown on slashing next season. Phew. A few hours later, Gaudreau was called to the stage at the NHL’s awards shindig in Las..." June 22

  • Johnny behaved: Flames star Gaudreau a finalist for Lady Byng

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau logged 1,595 shifts this past season. He clocked 1,331 minutes of ice time, a total tally that exceeds 22 hours. Along the way, he was dinged for two penalties. Two! He was called for high-sticking, wrongly convicted after linemate Sean Monahan clipped an opponent with..." June 21

  • Flames have left Brouwer unprotected in expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Brouwer will be exposed to the Golden Knights in the upcoming expansion draft, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports. The alternate captain does have a modified no-trade clause in his contract, with two years remaining on the deal at $4.5 million." June 18

  • Flames GM: Smith has ability to put team on his back

    NHL.com "Shovels, toques, booster cables, toboggans. No worries. Bring it on. "After winters in Dallas, Tampa and Arizona,'' promises Mike Smith, "I'm ready for a little snow. A little cold. "Can't wait, in fact. "I knew Calgary was interested. I knew they'd been interested for awhile. But when it..." June 18

  • Calgary Flames to acquire goaltender Mike Smith from Coyotes

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames will acquire goaltender Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes, pending a trade call with the NHL. Smith started 55 games this past season, going 19-26-9 with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He finished fourth in Vezina voting in the 2011-12 season..." June 17

  • Flames, Flyers leaning toward 7-3-1 approach

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers' protection list for the NHL Expansion Draft will consist of seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, according to general manager Ron Hextall. "That's the way it works for us," Hextall said Friday. "That was easy." The Flyers have two players with..." June 16

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Calgary Flames need progress on new arena deal this summer

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames’ off-season shopping list is radically different from any other team in the National Hockey League. The team desperately needs a starting goalie, a backup and a top-four defenceman. Oh, and a new rink. The first three should be acquired by Canada Day. The last one..." June 12

  • Flames, Jets contact Rangers about Raanta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Goaltending is an issue both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets need to address this offseason. The New York Rangers have one goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, signed to a long-term deal with a no-movement clause, which protects him from the Las Vegas expansion draft, and another, Antti Raanta, who..." June 11

  • How Canada’s teams could fare in the 2017 NHL expansion draft

    Globe and Mail "No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars – including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner – exempt from consideration. Under the terms of the expansion..." June 11

  • Quebec City mayor: Flames won't leave Calgary

    Calgary Herald "Amid the uproar over Brian Burke’s threats that the Flames would leave Calgary if they don’t get a new rink, councillors say negotiations between the NHL club and the city are going well, with a new deal expected to be revealed soon. “I love Burke, but Burke can be a hothead and a blowhard,”..." June 10

  • Calgary mayor to Burke: 'Don't try to inflame people'

    Calgary Sun "News travels fast. When you drop the gloves, it travels faster. Doesn’t take long for word to get to the mayor. At a luncheon, Brian Burke, the shoot-from-the-lip president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, shoots from the lip. The Flames could well leave without a new arena...." June 08

  • Burke: Flames could move without new rink

    TSN "The Calgary Flames could relocate without a new arena, team president Brian Burke said on Wednesday during a speech at the Canadian Club in Calgary. Burke's remarks come on the heels of an April 24 vote at Calgary city council that essentially shelved CalgaryNEXT, an ambitious public-private..." June 08

  • Calgary Flames hunting for blue line depth this summer

    Fanrag Sports "Few NHL clubs are ever completely satisfied with the state of their blue line. Well, outside of Nashville, that is. And, as such, most teams head into summer looking to either address major issues on the back end or at least add some defensive depth. The Calgary Flames aren’t immune to this,..." June 04

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau hopes to make habit of spring hockey

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau is always thrilled to tug on a Team USA jersey, to wear the stars and stripes in international competition. The Calgary Flames’ whiz winger would, however, prefer if he wasn’t available for the world hockey championship next spring. And for many consecutive springs after..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Former Flames D Smid signs in Czech league

    TSN "Former Calgary Flames defenceman Ladislav Smid is continuing his career overseas. Smid, who was forced to sit out the entire 2016-17 season due to lingering neck issues, has signed with Liberec of the Czech Republic League. Smid, 31, played 22 games with the Flames in 2015-16, failing to..." May 23

  • Treliving: Flames didn't try to land Bishop

    TSN "Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving says he did not try to land goaltender Ben Bishop before the Los Angeles Kings traded his rights to the Dallas Stars. The Flames general manager admitted to the Calgary Sun's Eric Francis he had permission to talk to Bishop's agent last year at the..." May 17

  • Options a-plenty as Calgary Flames consider goaltending future

    Calgary Sun "As the Calgary Flames contemplate their goaltending vacancies, rumours abound about the one that got away. The big one — you know, six-foot-seven Ben Bishop. In the eyes of most Flames fans, he was the natural target for a team that now has the building blocks to make every bit as much noise..." May 17

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03