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FLAMES ASSIGN RITTICH, ANDERSSON TO STOCKTON

Both made their NHL debuts on Saturday in San Jose

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned defenceman Rasmus Andersson and goaltender David Rittich to their AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat.

Andersson, Calgary's second round pick (53rd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft, made his debut for the Flames last night and had four hits in 18:33 of ice time. The native of Malmo, Sweden has also played 50 games for Stockton in his first pro season and has 22 points (3G, 19A) and 36 PIMs.

RASMUS ANDERSSON - DEFENCE

BORN: Malmo, SWE DATE: October 27, 1996

HEIGHT: 6'0" WEIGHT: 210 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DRAFTED: 2nd round, 53rd overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft

Rittich, a free agent signed by the Flames on June 13, 2016, also made his first NHL appearance yesterday and made nine saves in the third period. The Jihlava, Czech Republic native has played 28 games for Stockton this season and has a 14-11-1 record including the second-most shutouts in the AHL (5) and he ranks in the top-10 in the league in GAA (2.30) and save percentage (.921). Stockton is currently in the fourth playoff position in the Pacific Division with four games remaining.

DAVID RITTICH - GOALTENDER

BORN: Jihlava, CZE DATE: August 19, 1992

HEIGHT: 6'4" WEIGHT: 202 lbs.

CATCHES: Left

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on June 13, 2016

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