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Flames announce 2015-16 opening night roster

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced their opening day roster for the 2015-16 NHL season.

After forward Paul Byron was claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens today, the Flames active roster now sits at 22. Forward Joe Colborne and defencemen TJ Brodie and Ladislav Smid will start the season on injured reserve.

Forwards
# Name Pos Height Weight Date Of Birth Age Birth Place
11 Mikael Backlund   C 6' 1" 199 17 Mar 1989 26 Vasteras, SWE
93 Sam Bennett   C 6' 1" 186 20 Jun 1996 19 Holland Landing, ON, CAN
52 Brandon Bollig   L 6' 2" 223 31 Jan 1987 28 St. Charles, MO, USA
17 Lance Bouma   C 6' 1" 210 25 Mar 1990 25 Provost, AB, CAN
8 Joe Colborne   ** C 6' 5" 213 30 Jan 1990 25 Calgary, AB, CAN
79 Micheal Ferland   L 6' 2" 215 20 Apr 1992 23 Swan River, MB, CAN
67 Michael Frolik   R 6' 1" 200 17 Feb 1988 27 Kladno, CZE
13 Johnny Gaudreau   L 5' 9" 150 13 Aug 1993 22 Salem, NJ, USA
24 Jiri Hudler   C 5' 10" 186 4 Jan 1984 31 Olomouc, CZE
19 David Jones   R 6' 2" 210 10 Aug 1984 31 Guelph, ON, CAN
16 Josh Jooris   C 6' 0" 180 14 Jul 1990 25 Burlington, ON, CAN
23 Sean Monahan   "A" C 6' 2" 185 12 Oct 1994 20 Brampton, ON, CAN
21 Mason Raymond   L 6' 0" 185 17 Sep 1985 30 Cochrane, AB, CAN
18 Matt Stajan   C 6' 1" 192 19 Dec 1983 31 Mississauga, ON, CAN
Defencemen
# Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Age Birth Place
7 TJ Brodie   ** 6' 1" 182 7 Jun 1990 25 Chatham, ON, CAN
29 Deryk Engelland   6' 2" 215 3 Apr 1982 33 Edmonton, AB, CAN
5 Mark Giordano "C"  6' 0" 200 3 Oct 1983 32 Toronto, ON, CAN
27 Dougie Hamilton   6' 5" 212 17 Jun 1993 22 Toronto, ON, CAN
61 Brett Kulak   6' 1" 190 6 Jan 1994 21 Edmonton, AB, CAN
4 Kris Russell   "A"  5' 10" 173 2 May 1987 28 Caroline, AB, CAN
15 Ladislav Smid   ** 6' 3" 209 1 Feb 1986 29 Frydlant, CZE
6 Dennis Wideman   "A"  6' 0" 200 20 Mar 1983 32 Kitchener, ON, CAN
Goalies
# Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Age Birth Place
1 Jonas Hiller   6' 2" 192 12 Feb 1982 33 Felben Wellhausen, CHE
37 Joni Ortio   6' 1" 185 16 Apr 1991 24 Turku, FIN
31 Karri Ramo   6' 2" 206 1 Jul 1986 29 Asikkala, FIN
** = Injured Reserve
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