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Flames have had a busy off-season

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
The Calgary Flames have had one very busy off-season beginning with the hiring of Mike Keenan as coach, free agent signings and locking up key players like Jarome Iginla to long-tern contracts. We track the off-season transactions for you in one convenient location.

May 1 Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff named as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s Top Goalie
May 13 Flames’ Dion Phaneuf and Matthew Lombardi win gold as part of Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship
May 13 Flames prospect Dan Ryder of the Plymouth Whalers wins the 2007 OHL Championship and qualify for the Memorial Cup
May 14 Flames prospects Matt Keetley (named playoff MVP) and Gord Baldwin of the Medicine Hat Tigers win the 2007 WHL Championship and qualify for the Memorial Cup
May 22 Sign Draft Pick Gord Baldwin (2005, D from Medicine Hat - WHL); Sign Brad Cole (2005, D from Saskatoon - WHL); Sign Draft Pick Matt Keetley (2005, G from Medicine Hat - WHL); Sign Draft Pick Matt Pelech (2005, D from Belleville - OHL); Sign Draft Pick Brett Sutter (2005, C from Red Deer - WHL). The Flames have now signed nine prospects this season (previously signed: Leland Irving, Kevin Lalande, Daniel Ryder, and J.D. Watt)
May 24 Relocated AHL Franchise to Quad Cities (Moline, IL)
May 27 Flames prospect J.D. Watt of the Vancouver Giants wins the 2007 Memorial Cup Championship
June 1 Sign Matthew Lombardi (C) to a three year extension; Sign Marcus Nilson (LW) to a two year extension
June 14 Flames hire Mike Keenan as the franchise’s 13th head coach
June 18 Sign Brent Krahn (G), Carsen Germyn (RW), and Warren Peters (C)
June 20 Sign David Moss (LW)
June 22 Flames acquire Adrian Aucoin (D) from Chicago in exchange for Andrei Zyuzin (D) and Steve Marr (D)
June 23 Flames select five players at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, OH
1st rd (24th) Mikael Backlund (Vesteras - SWE)
3rd rd (70th) John Negrin (Kootenay – WHL)
4th rd (116th) Keith Aulie (Brandon – WHL)
5th rd (143rd) Mickey Renaud (Windsor – OHL)
7th rd (186th) C.J. Severyn (US National Under-18 – NSDP)
June 28 Sign Wayne Primeau (C) and David Hale (D)
July 1 Sign Cory Sarich (D)
July 3 Sign Owen Nolan (RW)
July 4 Sign Jarome Iginla (RW), Robyn Regehr (D) and Grant Stevenson (C)
July 5 Sign Anders Eriksson (D)
July 20 Sign Eric Godard (LW), Tomi Maki (RW), Curtis McElhinney (G), and Eric Nystrom (LW)




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