After a flurry of signing news yesterday in the organization, reports out of Germany today are suggesting that perhaps a Calgary Flames player is returning from whence they came.
According to a report in the Hamburger Abendblatt (the Hamburg Evening Newspaper), David Wolf has rejected Calgary’s last contract offer – their qualifying offer which expired yesterday – and is mulling a return home.
The report, via Google Translate:
In the summer of 2014, the national team was of the Hamburg Freezers changed to the Calgary Flames in the North American professional league NHL. Canadians have Wolf in late June made an initial offer to extend the contract. This is said to have rejected the national team for information Mannheimer media. If Wolf cancel his Intermezzo in North America and return to Germany, be by 2018 binding contract in Hamburg would come into force again. Rumors, Wolf asked for a termination of his contract have not been confirmed by Abendblatt information. Mannheim would occur upon a change of Wolf pay a transfer fee to the Freezers.
Here’s the gist:
- When Wolf signed with the Flames last summer, the Hamburg Freezers retained his German league rights.
- The Flames have qualified Wolf, so he’s a restricted free agent in North America.
- If a “persistent rumour” regarding Wolf wanting to return home is true, then Adler Mannheim is looking to get his German rights transferred to them.
Also, for what it’s worth:
A Calgary source suggests Hamburger-Abendblatt report that LW David Wolf is heading back to Germany is accurate. Not surprising. #Flames
— Roger Millions (@RogMillions) July 16, 2015
Wolf made his North American debut last season, spending the majority of the year with the Adirondack Flames. He had 38 points in 59 games with the Baby Flames, but was held pointless in three regular season games with the big club. With so many younger forwards either returning or joining the organization, it’s not clear where Wolf would fit in – other than in the AHL.