The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed free agent forwards Austin Czarnik and Derek Ryan and re-signed defenceman Dalton Prout.
Czarnik, a 25-year-old native of Detroit, Michigan, picked up four assists last season while playing in 10 games with the Boston Bruins. The American Hockey League all-star also spent 64 games with Providence netting 25 goals and adding 44 assists for 69 points which placed him third amongst the league's top scorers.
BORN: Detroit, MI DATE: December 12, 1992
HEIGHT: 5'9" WEIGHT: 170 lbs.
CONTRACT STATUS: Two years AAV: $1,250,000
Ryan, a 31-year-old native of Spokane, Washington, spent the last two and half seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes. Last season he scored 15 goals and 23 assists for 38 points in 80 games. He was ninth in the NHL for players who took 300+ face-offs with a winning percentage of 56.5%.
BORN: Spokane, WA DATE: December 29, 1986
HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
CONTRACT STATUS: Three year AAV: $3,125,000
Prout, a 28-year-old native of Kingsville, Ontario, was drafted by Columbus in the sixth round (154th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft. Last season he played four games with the New Jersey Devils before coming over to the Stockton Heat in the AHL where he had two goals and seven assists for nine points and 42 penalty minutes in 34 games.
BORN: Kingsville, ON DATE: March 13, 1990
HEIGHT: 6'3" WEIGHT: 230 lbs.
DRAFTED: CLB - 6th round, 154th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: One year AAV: $800,000