Flames Sign Laurent Brossoit


Action from Game 7 of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup between the Shawinigan Cataractes and the Edmonton Oil Kings in Shawinigan, Quebec on Thursday May 24, 2012. Photo by Terry Wilson / CHL Images.

The Calgary Flames announced late Thursday morning that 2011 6th round draft pick (164th overall) goalie, Laurent Brossoit, has signed an entry-level contract with Calgary.

The 20-year-old, Surrey, British Columbia, native, played in the WHL for Edmonton during the 2012-13 campaign, posting a .917 save percentage while averaging 2.25 goals against per game. His Oil Kings are currently in the second round of the WHL Playoffs. The first game of the series is April 5, as Edmonton hosts the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Brossoit’s contract is a three-year entry-level contract at $566,700 per season with an average annual value of $925,000.

With Miikka Kiprusoff planing on retiring and Joey MacDonald’s contract expiring at the end of this season, expect Brossoit to be competing for a spot on the Flames’ roster next season.