CALGARY, AB –The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of goaltender Henrik Karlsson.
"We are very pleased to have Hank under contract and welcome him back,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “Last season he demonstrated that he is more than capable as a dependable back-up goalie to Kipper who can win games for us when needed and get us valuable points in the standings. Hank’s game performances, especially after long layoffs and in relief efforts, his work ethic, and his positive personality earned him the trust and support of Brent and his teammates and we are happy to have him back in the fold."
Karlsson, a native of Tumba, Sweden, was originally acquired by the Flames from San Jose at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Calgary’s 6th round pick in the 2010 Draft. Karlsson played 17 games for the Flames last season earning a 4-5-6 record with a .908 save percentage and a 2.58 goals against average.
Contract terms: Two year contract at $850,000 and $875,000.