Matt Stajan replaces Joel Otto as Hitmen assistant coach

Good news and bad news for the Calgary Hitmen, folks. The bad news is that assistant coach Joel Otto is stepping away due to a hip injury. The good news is that his replacement is beloved former Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan. NEWS: Hitmen announce the hiring of Matt Stajan as assistant coach. — Calgary…


Daniil Chechelev signs AHL deal

The Calgary Flames have added another goaltender to the North American mix for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The club announced on Wednesday that 20-year-old Russian netminder Daniil Chechelev has been signed to an American Hockey League contract with the Stockton Heat. Coming over to North America!#Flames prospect Daniil Chechelev has been signed to an AHL…


Report: Stockton signs two goalies

The AHL’s Stockton Heat have reportedly added a pair of depth goaltenders. According to a piece by The Athletic’s Darren Haynes, the Heat have signed goalies Andrew Shortridge and Matt Greenfield to two-way AHL/ECHL contracts. Both players are returnees to the Flames organization from 2020-21. Shortridge, 26, is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. He played three…


Tyler Parsons accepts qualifying offer (one year, two-way, $772K)

The Calgary Flames have another restricted free agent to cross off on their off-season to-do list. Per our colleagues at PuckPedia, Flames goaltending prospect Tyler Parsons has accepted his qualifying offer and will have a one year, two-way deal for the upcoming season worth $771,750 at the NHL level.


Flames re-sign Colton Poolman (one year, two-way, $750,000)

The Calgary Flames have locked down one of their restricted free agents. They’ve signed defenseman Colton Poolman to a one year, two-way deal worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Calgary #Flames have signed RFA defenseman Colton Poolman to a 1 year / 2 way contract: $750k / $80khttps://t.co/KNjFtb47EX — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 30, 2021 Poolman,…


Flames release 2021 pre-season schedule

The Calgary Flames announced their pre-season calendar for the 2021-22 season on Tuesday morning. The exhibition slate will be eight games, including four at the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome. #Flames preseason schedule is eight games, starting September 26th vs. Edmonton. Two games each vs. Oilers, Canucks, Jets, and Kraken. pic.twitter.com/03IQBXxkzE — Pat Steinberg…


Hitmen defenseman Luke Prokop comes out

Calgary Hitmen defenseman Luke Prokop is many things. He’s a son, a brother, a teammate, and a really good hockey player. He was the 73rd player selected in the 2020 NHL Draft (by Nashville). Now, he’s decided to publicly announce that he’s gay. โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ pic.twitter.com/7zqT0A2gJj — luke prokop (@lukeprokop_6) July 19, 2021 The 19-year-old Prokop…


Alexander Yelesin signs with KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

Continuing a bit of a churn of the Calgary Flames’ depth group this off-season, sources have confirmed to FlamesNation that defenseman Alexander Yelesin has signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. Championat in Russia first reported on Yelesin’s potential move back to his home country back in May and earlier this month. Yelesin…