WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Scott Hannan #23 of the Washington Capitals collides with Sean Bergenheim #10 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Verizon Center on April 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
After all the hullabaloo about the Flames' blueline strength following the Regehr trade, it appears they've finally found their man in mid-August, as the club announced the signing of former Avalanche defender Scott Hannan to a one-year deal worth $1M today.
32-year old Hannan scored once and added four assists in 55-games with the Washington Capitals last season and has 830 NHL games to his name. Whether or not he will be capable of filling the void left by Robyn Regehr at his age is up for debate, but at one year and just $1M, it's hard to complain too much about this low-risk signing; it definitely leaves the Flames' backend in better shape than it was before with little more than a month to go before training camp begins.