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Brodie to be honoured by Dresden Minor Hockey Association

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- TJ Brodie will be honoured by the Dresden Minor Hockey Association on August 26 when an appreciation night is held for the Calgary Flames blueliner.

A framed photo of the defenceman, who also played for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones ‘AAA’ organization following his time in Dresden, will be hung in the Lambton-Kent Memorial Arena beside fellow Dresden and NHL alumni Kent Houston and Jeff Jackson.

Brodie signed a two-year deal with the Flames on July 31 with an average annual value of $2.125 million.

The Chatham, ON native played 47 games last season with the Flames, recording 14 points including 2 goals. Prior to joining the Flames for the truncated season, he appeared in 35 games for Calgary’s AHL team, the Abbotsford Heat, notching another 20 points. In his first professional season in 2010-11, Brodie recorded 34 points in 68 games with the Heat while also performing in his first 3 NHL games with Calgary. He was also named to the 2011 AHL All-Star Game as he finished the year as Abbotsford's leading scorer amongst defencemen, and tied for second on the team overall. He also led the Heat in assists with 29.

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