On Friday, free agency opened and there were plenty of UFA signings all over the NHL. The Flames dipped their toe into the free agent pool, signing right winger Troy Browuer and goaltender Chad Johnson!
Johnson, a product of the Calgary Buffaloes Midget AAA squad and the AJHL's Brooks Bandits, isn't on Twitter but his brother shared his excitement of having the netminder back in town!
The pair join Brian Elliott as the new faces on the Flames roster. The Flames acquired Elliott -- affectionately known as Moose -- for a second round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional third round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
As is the case every year, the opening of the free agent market is a bittersweet affair for fans, players, and teams -- some players move on from their teams and onto the next chapter of their careers.
Calgarian Joe Colborne, who signed with the Colorado Avalanche, is one of those players. A fan favourite in his hometown, he made sure to thank the city for the support he has received over his years in Calgary.
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On June 24 and 25, the Flames welcomed several new faces into the organization at the NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY!
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Brandon Bollig is in Australia for the Ice Hockey Classic, which raises funds for concussion research and support.
Happy Canada Day from Johnny!
Staj took in the Calgary Stampeders home opener on Friday!
And made sure to lend his support to Big Ern's quest to race the World's Fastest Cow at a Stamps home game this season!
Mikael Backlund's summer is filled with work for Västerås mot Cancern, which raises funds for Barncancerfonden -- an organization that supports children with cancer in Sweden!
Micheal Ferland is using the off-season to spend quality time with his daughter, Brynlee!