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Flames sign Stajan to multi-year deal

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
CALGARY, AB – Calgary Flames’ General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of center Matt Stajan to a multi year contract.

Since joining the Flames on January 31st in a trade with Toronto, Stajan has recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in seven games.

His 45 points (18 goals and 27 assists) this season positions him second on the Flames in scoring, behind Jarome Iginla.

"It felt like it was a great fit for me here on the ice and it is obviously a great city," said Stajan. "I'm happy to get it done. I can focus on one thing, which is hockey and getting this team to the playoffs."

Stajan would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1.

He has been playing on a line with Jarome Iginla and Niklas Hagman, the latter also joining the Flames in the big deal with the Leafs on January 31.

"We'll keep building some chemistry, work at it and get the job done," said Stajan of the line.

A native of Mississauga, ON, Stajan was drafted by Toronto in the 2nd round in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing in his sixth NHL season, the 26-year-old centre has recorded 89 goals and 138 assists for 227 points in 452 career games.
POSITION:       C          SHOOTS:         Left
BORN:              Mississauga, ON (December 19, 1983)
HEIGHT:           6’1”       WEIGHT:          200 lbs.
DRAFTED:        Toronto Maple Leafs – 2nd round (57th overall) in the 2002 NHL Draft
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Toronto on January 31, 2010
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