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Kris Versteeg Re-Signs with the Calgary Flames for a One Year, $1.75M Deal.

The utility forward is back on another reasonable deal.

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Kris Versteeg is coming back to the Calgary Flames.

The very solid veteran forward has signed for another season with the club, at a very reasonable $1.75 million deal.

This seems like a very nice deal for both sides. Versteeg earns a nice raise on his terrific bargain of a contract of $900,000 from this past season, but gets to stay close to home with a team that is looking more and more like a contender every day. The Flames meanwhile, keep a player that was solid on the powerplay, can play both wings and slot on any of the top-3 lines, without expending much cap and no term on the player.

Versteeg had a solid 15 goals and 22 assists in 69 games. While his possession stats do not appear stellar at 47.8%, that mainly has to do with his time spent alongside Troy Brouwer, as Versteeg was over a 50% possession player when he was away from Brouwer. He also has some edge to his game for a smaller player and is excellent in shootouts. For someone who slotted on the third line last year, he has a lot of value.

He had some nice chemistry for Sam Bennett and if the Flames place somebody else effective with them, that has the makings of a strong third line.

This is an excellent contract. The Flames get a player they are familiar with, that wants to be there, has been a winner in his career, for a small amount of money and no long-term risk on a one-year deal.

Brad Treliving’s solid summer continues.