Player News - Flames

Date: Team: Pos:

Jon Gillies has signed a two-year contract with Calgary.

Gillies' deal is two-ways for 2018-19, but it becomes one-way in 2019-20. When he's in the NHL, he'll come with a cap hit of $750,000. He had a 2.88 GAA and .896 save percentage in 11 games with the Flames last season.
Jul 17 - 5:56 PM

Elias Lindholm has signed a six-year, $29.1 million contract with the Calgary Flames.

In other words, Lindholm will come with a $4.85 million cap hit going forward. The Flames are taking a risk here, but not a bad one. Lindholm had 16 goals and 44 points in 81 contests last season and the 23-year-old's career-high was 45 points, so by that measurement this is an over payment. However, he still has significant offensive upside and if he lives up to his potential then this might end up looking like a steal.
Jul 16 - 1:02 PM

Morgan Klimchuk has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.

Klimchuk had 19 goals and 40 points in 62 AHL games last season. He made his NHL debut in 2017-18, but only ended up playing in the one contest with Calgary. The 23-year-old has hired skills coach Ron Johnson, who has previously worked with Ryan Kesler and Joe Pavelski among others, to do a couple one-on-one sessions with him this week. "I’m just looking to add elements and layers to my game where I can hopefully produce more in the minors, if I’m there, and then eventually earn my shot (in Calgary), whether it’s in camp, the first game of the year, second game of the year or the 50th game of the year … and ultimately stay in the NHL," Klimchuk said. "I like to think I understand the game well enough to know that I haven’t done enough to be there as a full-time guy right now. Ultimately, it’s up to you to progress as a player, especially in the off-season."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 16 - 3:53 AM

Elias Lindholm is reportedly close to a five or six-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

Lindholm is expected to receive a cap hit in the $5 million range. If that's the case, then that seems fair. It's a higher cap hit than is warranted by his 16 goals and 44 points in 81 games last season, but given his upside, the deal has the potential to end up being a steal for the Flames. He has an arbitration hearing scheduled for August 1 in the event that the two sides can't reach an agreement.
Jul 13 - 1:58 PM

Elias Lindholm has an arbitration hearing scheduled for August 1.

Lindholm had 16 goals and 44 points in 81 contests with Carolina in 2017-18. He was acquired by the Calgary Flames and has expressed interest in signing a long-term contract with them.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 3:58 PM

Garnet Hathaway's arbitration hearing will take place on July 30.

Hathaway recorded four goals and 13 points in 59 contests last season. He's coming off a one-year, $650,000 contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 3:06 PM

David Rittich has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 28.

Rittich posted a a 2.92 GAA and .904 save percentage in 21 games in 2017-18. He had a one-year, $725,000 contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 2:55 PM

Mark Jankowski has been given an arbitration date of July 27

Jankowski had 17 goals and 25 points in 72 games last season. He's a restricted free agent after finishing his entry-level contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 2:54 PM

Brett Kulak has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 23.

Kulak had two goals and eight points in 71 games in 2017-18. He's coming off a one-year, $650,000 contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 12 - 2:45 PM

Matthew Phillips excelled during the Flames' development camp scrimmage on Sunday.

That might not be a huge deal, but it's nice to see, especially from a former sixth round pick. Phillips doesn't have size at 5-foot-7, 155-pounds, but he has skill with the puck as he demonstrated in the WHL last season when he scored 48 goals and 112 points in 71 games. Now 20-years-old, he'll likely be playing in the AHL next season and will get a chance to show if he can continue to produce at that level. "The one thing with Matthew, he always seems to find a way," said Flames assistant GM Craig Conroy. "You think, ‘How is he going to do it?’ Well … he’s going to be the one to show us how he is going to do it." Phillips doesn't have to look far for inspiration either. The Flames already employee an undersized forward that was undervalued in the draft, but has excelled in the NHL in Johnny Gaudreau.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 8 - 6:06 PM

Demetrios Koumontzis knew in advance that he might end up being drafted by the Calgary Flames.

"(The Flames) called me about a week before, just saying, ‘We don’t have a pick until the fourth round, but we’re really hoping that we can get you there,'" Koumontzis recalled. "So they kind of let me know, but I didn’t take anything for granted. I wasn’t expecting that. I was still being humble and thinking, ‘Just be calm and hope for the best.’" Koumontzis went with the 108th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He's got offensive upside, but it will be a while before the Flames know if he'll be able to get to the NHL level. He'll be joining Arizona State University as a freshman next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 8 - 3:21 AM

Emilio Pettersen will focus on improving his leg strength over the summer.

Pettersen has been working with Aksel Lund Svindal, who won a gold medal for Norway in downhill skiing in 2018, and Kjetil Jansrud, who is a silver medalist in the same event. "They train a lot of legs, and their core is just unbelievable," Pettersen said. "They have to, with all the turns and power that they need. I figure, ‘Let’s see what we can do.’ I wanted to to see how they trained and learn from it. (My leg strength) isn’t as good as theirs, but it’s getting there." Pettersen was taken by the Calgary Flames with the 167th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The Norway-native scored 14 goals and 46 points in 60 USHL games last season. He plans to play for the University of Denver next season.
Jul 6 - 3:39 AM

David Rittich has asked for salary arbitration.

Rittich played on a one-year, $725,000 contract in 2017-18. He had a 2.92 GAA and .904 save percentage in 21 games last season.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:09 PM

Elias Lindholm has filed for salary arbitration.

The Flames recently acquired Lindholm from the Carolina Hurricanes. He has expressed an interest in signing a long-term contract with Carolina and this filing doesn't rule that out, though it does put a deadline on the negotiating process.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:08 PM

Mark Jankowski is among the 44 players that filed for salary arbitration.

Jankowski completed his entry-level contract. He scored 17 goals and 25 points in 72 contests with the Flames in 2017-18.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:01 PM


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