The Calgary Flames acquisitions during the off-season see some new faces as well as some returning favourites in preparation for the 2016-2017 season.
Sean Monahan has been re-signed by the Flames. He signed a 7 year deal worth over $44 million, which breaks down to over $6 million annually. Monahan had 63 points in 82 games last season, which made him a priority to the club. Monahan is the future face of the Calgary Flames and the signing was a good move by Brad Treliving and the Calgary organization.
Tyler Wotherspoon has also been re-signed. The amount of his one year, two-way contract is undisclosed. The Flames are no stranger to impactful two-way defensemen and Wotherspoon perfectly fits that bill.
Calgary was in desperate need of a starting goaltender. They addressed that issue during the 2016 NHL draft when they traded a second and third round pick in the 2018 draft for Brian Elliott. Elliott was acquired from the St. Louis Blues and comes with a $2.5 million contract. The netminder had a save percentage of .930 last season in St. Louis and a GAA of 2.07.
Chad Johnson also signed with the Flames for one year at $1.7 million. It’s a low-risk contract for Calgary considering the disaster in the crease last season. Johnson earned a .920 save percentage last season and a GAA of 2.36 in 45 games.
Alex Chiasson was traded to the Flames for Pat Sieloff, who had been playing for the Flames AHL team, the Stockton Heat. Chiasson has a price tag of $800,000 and was acquired on a one year contract. Chiasson notched 8 goals and 6 assists last season in 77 games.
Troy Brouwer, who has previously played for St. Louis, Washington, and Chicago, was acquired by Calgary with a four year contract worth $4.5 million. He earned 18 goals and 21 assists last season with the Blues.
Linden Vey had a rough summer considering his father was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. In spite of that, the 6-foot right-winger can now focus on his hockey career with a new team. He was signed to a one year, two-way contract with the Flames. Vey garnered 4 goals and 11 assists last season with the Vancouver Canucks. He previously worked with new Calgary Flames head coach, Glen Gulutzan, in the Canucks organization.
The Flames are about to become contenders again with the addition of some prominent names and faces to add to the line-up. Now that the goaltending issue has been dealt with, the Flames are ready to start the 2016-2017 season with a bang!