Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of forward Nigel Dawes who was claimed off waivers from Phoenix on Thursday, July 16.
Dawes, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has 133 games of NHL experience split between the New York Rangers and the Phoenix Coyotes scoring 25 goals and adding 26 assists for 51 career points.
Dawes was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the 5th round (149th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Dawes has previous experience with two of the Flames coaches having won the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship as a member of Team Canada under Brent Sutter and having won the 2002 Memorial Cup with the Kootenay Ice under Ryan McGill.
NIGEL DAWES – LEFT WING
BORN: Winnipeg, MB DATE: February 9, 1985
HEIGHT: 5’8” WEIGHT: 190 lbs.
DRAFTED: by New York Rangers in the 5th round (149th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Claimed off waivers on July 16, 2009 and signed on July 20, 2009