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STOCKTON HEAT ANNOUNCE HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF

Head coach Ryan Huska has been re-signed and Cail MacLean has been added to the coaching staff

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Stockton Heat, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL's Calgary Flames, announced today the 2017-18 Hockey Operations staff including the contract extension of Heat Head Coach Ryan Huska, the return of Assistant Coach Domenic Pittis, Goaltending Coach Colin Zulianello, Head Equipment Manager Peter Bureaux along with Strength & Conditioning Coach Alan Selby and the additions of Assistant Coach Cail MacLean, Head Athletic Trainer James Borrelli, Video Analyst and Team Services Kohl Schultz and Assistant Equipment Manager Mitch MacLeod. 

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FLAMES RE-SIGN JON GILLIES AND DAVID RITTICH

Pair of netminders ink one-year pacts with club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames announced today that they have signed goaltenders Jon Gillies and David Rittich, each to a one year two-way contract.

Gillies, a native of Concord, New Hampshire, played 39 games with the Stockton Heat last season with an 18-14-1 record, a 2.93 GAA, a .910 save percentage and one shutout. The 23-year-old made his NHL debut for the Flames in Los Angeles on April 6th with a 27 save performance earning a 4-1 win.

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FLAMES SIGN JUUSO VALIMAKI

The Flames' 2017 first round pick has inked an entry-level contract with the club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed their 2017 first round draft pick Juuso Valimaki to a three-year entry-level contract.

Valimaki, a native of Nokia, Finland, spent the last two seasons on the blueline for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. Last season he netted 19 goals to go along with 42 assists for 61 points and 34 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games which placed him seventh amongst WHL defencemen.

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FLAMES RE-SIGN GARNET HATHAWAY

Calgary has inked the forward to a one-year deal

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one year two-way contract.

Hathaway, a native of Kennebunkport, Maine, split the season between the Calgary Flames and their AHL affiliate Stockton Heat. While with the Flames, Hathaway played 26 games picking up a goal and four assists along with 44 penalty minutes. With Stockton, he scored eight goals and added 12 assists for 20 points and 67 penalty minutes in 31 regular season games before adding a pair of goals and assists in five playoff games. 

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FLAMES SIGN CURTIS LAZAR

The forward has signed a two-year contract with the club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year contract.

The Flames originally acquired Lazar on March 1st, 2017 in a trade with Ottawa that included defenceman Mike Kostka in exchange for Jyrki Jokipakka and Calgary's second round pick in 2017. The native of Salmon Arm, BC was a first round pick (17th overall) by the Senators in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Lazar played in four games with Calgary following the trade, recording three points from one goal and two assists. He also appeared in one playoff game with the Flames. Lazar has played 180 regular season games in the NHL and recorded 39 points (13G, 26A) and 36 PIM. The 22-year-old captained the gold medal-winning Team Canada squad at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal.

AAV: $950,000

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FLAMES RE-SIGN MICHEAL FERLAND

Talented left-winger inks new two-year pact

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Flames announced today that they have signed forward Micheal Ferland to a two-year contract.

Ferland, a native of Brandon, Manitoba played 76 games with Calgary last season recording career highs in goals (15) and points (25). The 25 year old forward has played 173 career NHL games, all with the Flames, notching 21 goals and 27 assists for 48 points while accumulating 111 penalty minutes.

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Flames recall Garnet Hathaway from Stockton

The forward has six points in eight games with the Heat this season

by Calgary Flames Staff / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled forward Garnet Hathaway from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat. The 24-year-old has played in eight games for the Heat and has six points (3G, 3A).

GARNET HATHAWAY - RIGHT WING

BORN: Kennebunkport, ME DATE: November 23, 1991

HEIGHT: 6'2" WEIGHT: 210 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on April 12, 2015

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Flames recall Linden Vey from Stockton

Vey posted three goals and nine points in eight games with the Heat this season

by Calgary Flames Staff / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled forward Linden Vey from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat. The 25-year-old has played in eight games for the Heat and is tied for third on the club with nine points (3G, 6A).

LINDEN VEY - RIGHT WING

BORN: Wakaw, SK DATE: July 17, 1991

HEIGHT: 6'0" WEIGHT: 200 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DRAFTED: LAK - 4th round, 94th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 5, 2016

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Flames assign Nicklas Grossmann to Stockton

by Calgary Flames Staff / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned defenceman Nicklas Grossmann to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat. The 31-year-old has played in three games for Calgary this season and has two penalty minutes.

NICKLAS GROSSMANN - DEFENCEMAN

BORN: Stockholm, SWE DATE: January 22, 1985

HEIGHT: 6'4" WEIGHT: 230 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: DAL - 2nd round, 56th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on October 11, 2016

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Flames recall Hunter Shinkaruk from Stockton

The Flames have also placed Kris Versteeg on the injured reserve

by Calgary Flames Staff / CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled forward Hunter Shinkaruk from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. Additionally, the Flames have placed forward Kris Versteeg on injured reserve.

Shinkaruk, a Calgary native, is tied for second on the Heat in points this season with eight from four goals and four assists. He is coming off a two-assist performance last night in Stockton's 6-1 victory over San Diego. In seven games with Calgary last season, the 22 year old recorded two goals and one assist.

HUNTER SHINKARUK - LEFT WING

BORN: Calgary, AB DATE: October 13, 1994

HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 190 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: VAN - 1st round, 24th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

ACQUIRED: Trade from Vancouver in exchange for Markus Granlund on February 22, 2016

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