CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed left wing Lance Bouma and centre Paul Byron to one-year contracts.
Bouma, a native of Provost, Alberta, suffered a season ending injury after posting one goal in the first three games of the season with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Bouma has played 135 career AHL games and has scored 16 goals and added 11 assists for 27 points and 108 penalty minutes. He also has 43 NHL games with one goal and three assist and 13 penalty minutes.
Contract Terms: One-year two-way contract at US $577,500 / $100,000 per season.
LANCE BOUMA – LEFT WING
BORN: Provost, AB DATE: March 25, 1990
HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 215 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: 3rd round, 78th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft
Byron, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, netted six goals and nine assists for 15 points along with 38 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Abbotsford Heat this season. He also played four games with the Flames registering one assist to bring his career NHL totals to four goals and four assists for eight points in 34 career games.
Contract Terms: One-year two-way contract at US $643,500 / $125,000 per season.
PAUL BYRON – CENTRE
BORN: Ottawa, ON DATE: April 27, 1989
HEIGHT: 5’9” WEIGHT: 165 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Buffalo along with Chris Butler in exchange for Robyn Regehr, Alex Kotalik and Calgary’s 2012 second round pick.
DRAFTED: BUF – 6th round (179th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft