Calgary Flames Re-Sign D Michael Stone to Three-Year Deal

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 15: Jakob Silfverberg
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 15: Jakob Silfverberg /

The Calgary Flames acquired Michael Stone back in February in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. They just re-signed him on a three-year contract.

Well, it’s not what many fans wanted, but the Calgary Flames and D Michael Stone have agreed to terms for a three-year contract with an average salary of $3.5 million. Per Pat Steinberg, the Flames now have approximately $9.8 million in cap space for free agency and to sign Sam Bennett, Micheal Ferland, and Curtis Lazar.


Stone will be that fifth defenceman with an already strong top-four in Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Dougie Hamilton, and Travis Hamonic.

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The general consensus on Twitter among Flames fans isn’t exactly a positive one. After buying out Lance Bouma, GM Brad Treliving goes and signs Stone on somewhat of a bad contract. And with not a lot of space left in their cap, does this mean we can assume the Flames will be trying to trade Troy Brouwer?

Michael Stone was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes back in February. And while he did somewhat spark a ten-game win streak, we can’t say for sure if it was because of him or because anything was basically better than Dennis Wideman.

I actually just put out an article two hours ago titled “The Flames shouldn’t re-sign Michael Stone” and what do they do? Sign Michael Stone an hour later. Thanks Treliving. With him re-signing with the Flames, Arizona will get the Flames fifth round pick at the 2018 draft. Their draft selections for next year are slim picking at this point.

Last season, Stone had two goals and six points in 19 games with the Flames. So not bad, but not $3.5 million for a bottom-two pairing worthy.

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No draft selection until the fourth round and now none in the fifth round either. Calgary Flames management do believe that the Flames will be Cup contenders this upcoming season. Well, we better hope they are because they barely have any draft selections left.

But hey, let’s look at the positives! The Flames still have a ton of Mikes on the team.