Calgary Flames General Manager announced today that former Flames defenceman Rhett Warrener has joined the organization in a scouting position.
|Rhett Warrener |
Warrener will work closely with Director of Player Personnel Duane Sutter and Pro Scout Ron Sutter in identifying professional talent as well as assisting with the development process of prospects currently in the organization.
The former assistant captain with the Flames missed the entire 2008-09 NHL season due to a career ending shoulder injury.
Over the course of a 13 year NHL career, Warrener played 714 games accumulating 106 points and 899 penalty minutes.
He competed in three Stanley Cup Finals with Florida (1996), Buffalo (1999) and Calgary (2004) and played a total of 101 playoff games. Originally drafted by Florida, 27th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, he was acquired by the Flames on July 3, 2003 in a trade with Buffalo.
Warrener was considered a tremendous leader in the locker room with regard to both on and off ice team work. He was a positive example for his teammates through his willingness to donate his time to community relations programs created by the organization while also setting the standard by initiating and executing his own charitable events in association with the Flames Foundation for Life.
The native of Shaunavon, SK, has been recognized twice by the Flames organization with the team’s very own version of the King Clancy Trophy. For two consecutive seasons, he was presented the Ralph T. Scurfield Award, presented to the Flames’ player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, determination and leadership on the ice combined with dedication to community service.