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Calgary Flames Opening Roster Announced

The moment Flames fans have been waiting for has finally arrived.

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The Calgary Flames have announced their 2016-17 starting roster and it is looking pretty damn impressive. The announcement comes on the heels of the Flames assigning Brandon Bollig, Daniel Pribyl and Linden Vey to the Stockton Heat and signing Kris Versteeg and Nicklas Grossman to 1-year deals.

The Flames begin the regular season tomorrow when they take on the rival Edmonton Oilers in the new Rogers Arena and the roster will be as follows:

Forwards

#10 Kris Versteeg (RW)

#11 Mikael Backlund (C)

#13 Johnny Gaudreau (LW)

#17 Lance Bouma (LW)

#18 Matt Stajan (C)

#19 Matthew Tkachuk (LW)

#23 Sean Monahan (C)

#25 Freddie Hamilton (C)

#36 Troy Brouwer (RW)

#39 Alex Chiasson (RW)

#67 Michael Frolik (RW)

#79 Micheal Ferland (LW)

#93 Sam Bennett (C/LW)

Defence

#3 Jyrki Jokipakka (LD)

#5 Mark Giordano (LD)

#6 Dennis Wideman (RD)

#7 TJ Brodie (RD)

#8 Nicklas Grossmann (LD)

#27 Dougie Hamilton (LD)

#29 Deryk Engelland (RD)

#61 Brett Kulak (LD)

Goalies

#1 Brian Elliott

#31 Chad Johnson

For more info and tickets visit the Calgary Flames Website