Flames Open Prospect Training Camp

September 10th, 2008 | Posted in Press Releases | By: D'Arcy McGrath

CALGARY FLAMES OPEN 2008 PROSPECTS TRAINING CAMP AT THE PENGROWTH SADDLEDOME
All On-Ice Sessions Open to the Public

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames are set to open their 2008 prospects’ training camp starting Friday, September 12th with fitness testing at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

The first on-ice session for the prospects is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th beginning at 10:00 am. A total of 25 players will be participating in the prospects camp (3 goalies, 8 defensemen and 14 forwards). On Sunday, September 14th the Flames prospects will participate in an exhibition game against the Edmonton Oilers prospects in Camrose at 7:00 pm, followed by an exhibition game against the Vancouver Canucks prospects on Monday, September 15th also in Camrose at 7:00pm.
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PR: Flames Prospects to Compete in Rookie Tourney

August 12th, 2008 | Posted in Press Releases | By: D'Arcy McGrath

FLAMES PROSPECTS TO COMPETE IN PRE-SEASON ROOKIE TOURNAMENT

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Calgary, AB – Calgary Flames prospects will start their 2008 training camp with a two game rookie tournament against the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks in Camrose, AB. The three team tournament, hosted by the Oilers, will occur from Sunday, September 14 to Tuesday, September 16 at Encana Arena in Camrose’s newly opened Edgeworth Centre.
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PR Flames Pre Season Schedule

July 15th, 2008 | Posted in Press Releases | By: D'Arcy McGrath

CALGARY FLAMES ANNOUNCE
2008 PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

- Flames open up at home on Tuesday, September 23rd -

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced their 2008-09 pre-season schedule today which kicks-off at home on Tuesday, September 23rd against the Florida Panthers. The Flames then take to the road travelling to Winnipeg to face the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday, September 24th at the MTS Centre.

The Flames will play a total of seven pre-season games (4 x home / 3 x away) against the Edmonton Oilers (2), Florida Panthers (2), Phoenix Coyotes (2), and the Vancouver Canucks (1).
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PR: Flames sign Bertuzzi

July 7th, 2008 | Posted in Press Releases | By: D'Arcy McGrath

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 7, 2008

Calgary, AB – Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of free agent forward Todd Bertuzzi.

“Todd is a proven scorer with the ability to play both wings,” said Sutter. “He expressed to us that he wanted to play in Canada and that desire along with signing him to a one year deal was important to our philosophy. He wanted to play on a good team and it fit our money. Additionally, our captain, Jarome Iginla, was a strong supporter of Todd and wanted him on our team.”

Bertuzzi, a native of Sudbury, ON, has amassed 793 games over the course of his 12 seasons in the NHL. During that period, the 6’3”, 231lb forward has accumulated 580 points from 240 goals and 340 assists. Last season with the Anaheim Ducks, Bertuzzi recorded 40 points, including 14 goals in 68 games. He has recorded 50-plus points in six of his last eight seasons including a 97 point performance in the 2002-03 campaign. The 33 year old has played in at least 68 games in six of his last eight seasons.

Originally drafted by the NY Islanders in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Bertuzzi has been chosen twice to play in the NHL All-Star Game (2003 and 2004) and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 2003. He has twice represented Canada and the World Championships (1998 and 2000) and also wore Canada’s colors at the 2006 Olympic Games.

Todd and his wife Julie have two children: daughter, Jaden (8) and son, Tag (6).

Todd Bertuzzi – Right Wing
BORN: Sudbury, ON (February 2, 1975) SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6’3” WEIGHT: 231lbs.
ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 7, 2008


Flames sign forward Mikael Backlund

May 2nd, 2008 | Posted in Press Releases | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Calgary, AB – Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of Calgary’s first round draft choice from the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Mikael Backlund. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Mikael is one of the best 18-year old centers in the world and we are pleased that we have been able to retain him under contract,” said Sutter. “He demonstrated at the World Junior Championships that he is in an elite class. I look forward to getting him here for Development Camp in July and Main Camp in the fall. Having both Mikael and John Negrin from last year’s draft signed, bodes well for us.”

Backlund, a 6’0”, 194lbs centre, led Vasteras in scoring during the 2008 playoffs with four goals and three assists in five games. At last year’s World Junior Championships, he notched three goals and added four assists, helping the Swedish team earn a silver medal.

MIKAEL BACKLUND – CENTER
BORN: Vasteras, SWE
DATE: March 17, 1989
HEIGHT: 6’0’’
WEIGHT: 194 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
HOW ACQUIRED: 1st round, 24th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft



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