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HUSKA IMPRESSED WITH OLLAS MATTSSON

The defenceman made an impression on the Heat head coach during his stint in Stockton

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

He was only with the Stockton Heat for just over a month but defenceman Adam Ollas Mattsson left a lasting impression on head coach Ryan Huska.

"A couple of things stuck out, actually," Huska told CalgaryFlames.com. "First of all, hockey sense. When you watch him play the game, he always seems to be in the right position.

"The other thing for me was the competitive side. It's not an easy thing to do coming into a new team - if you want to call it being an outsider - and being thrown right in. But in the first game he played for us, he was blocking shots, he was putting himself in really tough positions. It would have been really easy for a guy coming in not to do (those things) but he's a competitive guy."

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FLAMES RE-SIGN JON GILLIES AND DAVID RITTICH

Pair of netminders ink one-year pacts with club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames announced today that they have signed goaltenders Jon Gillies and David Rittich, each to a one year two-way contract.

Gillies, a native of Concord, New Hampshire, played 39 games with the Stockton Heat last season with an 18-14-1 record, a 2.93 GAA, a .910 save percentage and one shutout. The 23-year-old made his NHL debut for the Flames in Los Angeles on April 6th with a 27 save performance earning a 4-1 win.

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FLAMES SIGN JUUSO VALIMAKI

The Flames' 2017 first round pick has inked an entry-level contract with the club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed their 2017 first round draft pick Juuso Valimaki to a three-year entry-level contract.

Valimaki, a native of Nokia, Finland, spent the last two seasons on the blueline for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. Last season he netted 19 goals to go along with 42 assists for 61 points and 34 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games which placed him seventh amongst WHL defencemen.

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FLAMES RE-SIGN GARNET HATHAWAY

Calgary has inked the forward to a one-year deal

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one year two-way contract.

Hathaway, a native of Kennebunkport, Maine, split the season between the Calgary Flames and their AHL affiliate Stockton Heat. While with the Flames, Hathaway played 26 games picking up a goal and four assists along with 44 penalty minutes. With Stockton, he scored eight goals and added 12 assists for 20 points and 67 penalty minutes in 31 regular season games before adding a pair of goals and assists in five playoff games. 

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PARSONS TURNING PRO A STRONG POSSIBILITY

The netminder's swift development over the past two years has made him one of the Flames' most promising prospects

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

It is July, right?

Not May, when the playoffs are in full swing and championships are on the line at almost every level.

But for Tyler Parsons, the time of the year means nothing when it comes to honing his skills.

Watching the netminder run through a routine drill during this month's Flames development camp, it would appear the 19-year-old thinks he's in the dying minutes of a Game 7 in the playoffs and needs to make a save to keep his team in it.

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SOCIAL BUZZ - 17.07.17

From weddings to re-signings ... the past week from a social media perspective

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

Social summer updates, coming your way!

Tweet from @ferdaddy27: I'm Very excited to play in front of the best fans in the league for the next 2 years! #CofRed

Tweet from @CurtisLazar95: Thrilled to resign with the @NHLFlames it's going to be a fun year and can't wait to play in front of the #CofRed ����

Tweet from @TKACHUKycheese_: Heart Rate seems a little too high... #applewatch @Apple pic.twitter.com/Eg8IrpwRC9

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GIORDANOS EPITOMIZE TEAM CULTURE

Mark and Lauren Giordano's Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian win speaks to a company-wide culture

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Over the past week, we've extensively covered Mark Giordano's ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian nomination and win, talking to a multitude of people who work alongside the Flames captain.

From Brad Treliving to Glen Gulutzan to the Flames Foundation's Candice Goudie, everyone who has worked with the Giordano family has echoed the same sentiment: Mark and wife Lauren's work comes from the most genuine, authentic place and both will shy away from any sort of recognition when it's doled out.

They don't see it as a chance for publicity - they see it as the right thing to do and are committed to constantly expanding their involvement in their community.

And while I didn't need to witness Mark's reaction after winning the award to know this isn't hyperbole, his genuine surprise that people wanted to put a spotlight on he and Lauren's work reinforced that they do this work for selfless reasons.

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LAZAR FEELING REJUVENATED AHEAD OF SEASON

The forward is ready for a fresh start in the 2017-18 campaign

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Curtis Lazar is one motivated young man.

After struggling to find his foothold with the Ottawa Senators in 2016-17, the 22-year-old got a fresh start with the Flames when he was traded to Calgary on Mar. 1. He managed three points in four games with Calgary and thoroughly enjoyed this time with his new team.

A restricted free agent this summer, the forward came to an agreement with the Flames on a two-year deal with an average annual value of $950,000 on Jul. 14.

 "I feel great," Lazar told CalgaryFlames.com "Getting a small taste at the end of the season in Calgary really motivated me and excited me for the future.

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FLAMES SIGN CURTIS LAZAR

The forward has signed a two-year contract with the club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year contract.

The Flames originally acquired Lazar on March 1st, 2017 in a trade with Ottawa that included defenceman Mike Kostka in exchange for Jyrki Jokipakka and Calgary's second round pick in 2017. The native of Salmon Arm, BC was a first round pick (17th overall) by the Senators in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Lazar played in four games with Calgary following the trade, recording three points from one goal and two assists. He also appeared in one playoff game with the Flames. Lazar has played 180 regular season games in the NHL and recorded 39 points (13G, 26A) and 36 PIM. The 22-year-old captained the gold medal-winning Team Canada squad at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal.

AAV: $950,000

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