Calgary Flames Sign intriguing College Free Agent

Calgary Flames, Sam Morton
Calgary Flames, Sam Morton / Richard T Gagnon/GettyImages

While the Calgary Flames made plenty of moves at the recent trade deadline, they aren't done with the moves, as they announced an intriguing signing on Monday afternoon.

Out of nowhere, the Calgary Flames have now officially announced the signing of Sam Morton, a 24-year old NCAA Free agent center from Minnesota State University. Standing at 6-foot tall and weighing in at 174 pounds, Morton just finished his fourth season at the CCHA level, tallying an impressive 24 goals and 34 points in 37 games in his final season with the Mavericks.

The Flames have confirmed the signing to a one-year, two-way contract worth $950,000, which will officially begin in the 2024-25 NHL season. Before that, he will be eligible to join the Calgary Wranglers immediately, with the 24-year old expected to have a great shot at making the roster next season.

Most importantly, Morton fills a key need with the Calgary Flames, as the team are in dire need of talent at the center position, with the current NHL group boasting the lineup down the middle of Yegor Sharangovich, Nazem Kadri, Mikael Backlund and Kevin Rooney, with the future beyond that not looking too bright. In his final 85 games with the Mavericks, Morton had a solid 39 goals, and if he catches on with the Wranglers, he will be a very intriguing name to watch next fall when the Flames gear up for the 2024-25 campaign.