Flames Continue Aggressive Offseason, Sign Five


An agressive offseason continued on Saturday with the re-signing of forward Lance Bouma and Paul Byron to one-year, two-way contracts. With these transactions, it marks the fourth and fifth players signed by Calgary in the last 48 hours.

Joining Bouma and Byron is Mark Cundari, Chris Breen and Patrick Sieloff.

Cundari, defenseman, was also signed to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday after an impressive NHL rookie stint. He recorded three points in just four games to end the season after being acquired in the deal that sent Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis.

Another one-year, two-year contract was defenseman Chris Breen. The 6-7, 230, Ontario-native has spent the last four seasons in the AHL with Abbotsford. In 60 games last season, Breen just managed 7 points. He will earn $80,000 per season.

Stacking up on defensive talent, the Flames inked 2012, second-rounder Patrick Sieloff to an entry-level contract Friday night. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sieloff won a gold medal in the World Junior Classic alongside fellow Flames prospects Johnny Gaudreau and Jon Gillies. In six tournament games, he registered just one assist. The contract length is three years and it will have an average annual value of $925,000.

Talks are still in progress with sixth-overall pick Sean Monahan. Expect a signing announcement before next weekend.