July 19 2013 05:19PM
Feaster knocked two more names off the list today, inking former second rounder Patrick Sieloff as well as 23 year old AHL all-star Mark Cundari to a pair of contracts.
Sieloff's deal is a pretty standard ELC: 3 years, $925k per year. The 200 pound defender had an injury shortened rookie season for the Windsor Spitfires and will likely spend at least one year more in junior before seriously challenging for a pro spot in the organization.
Cundari was acquired from the Blues in the Jay Bouwmeester trade and figures to compete for a top-6 spot on the parent club this year. A smaller, two-way defender taiking a similar NHL path as Mark Giordano, Cundari was never drafted but has worked his way up to near NHL-readiness since signing a pro-deal with the the Blues organization back in 2010. His deal is two-way for one year at $600k.
These are necessary depth signings for the Flames at this juncture. Neither guy figures to be a difference maker in the short term, but both could potentially grow into useful contributors down the road.