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Flames sign Kris Versteeg

Veteran forward gets one-year contract with Calgary

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The Calgary Flames signed forward Kris Versteeg to a one-year contract Tuesday.

No financial terms were disclosed, but TSN reported the contract is worth $950,000.

Versteeg split the 2015-16 season between the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings, finishing with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 77 games. The 30-year-old has played 550 NHL games over nine seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Hurricanes and Kings, with 313 points (131 goals, 182 assists).

Versteeg also has 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists) in 89 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was a member of Chicago's Cup-winning teams in 2010 and 2015.

The native of Lethbridge, Alberta, attended training camp with the Edmonton Oilers on a professional tryout. He said playing close to home was a key consideration in joining the Flames.

"It's a huge part for me, being close to home with my family," he told the Flames website. "Being on a team that's on the verge of winning, too. They're a young team with a lot of great young talent. There's a lot of factors."

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