Calgary announced two signings this afternoon with the inking of Brad Richardson and Connor Mackey. Richardson will be with the Flames for one season at the cost of $800,000. Mackey, on the other hand, came to terms on a two year deal worth an average of $912,500.
Calgary will be a change of scenery for Richardson as he spent last year with the Nashville Predators. In 17 games in 2020-21, the 36 year old forward scored one goal and handed out three assists. The Ontario native is a veteran of 12 NHL campaigns, with his best season coming 2014-15 with the Vancouver Canucks. During that run he played in 45 games and had 8 goals and 13 assists with that 31 points being a career best. He’s also had stops in LA with the Kings and Arizona with the Coyotes, playing in a total of 825 games, scored 107 goals and dishing out 139 assists.
Mackey meanwhile will be trying to crack into the Flames NHL club on the blueline. Mackey was signed by Calgary in 2020 after going undrafted. He spent the majority of 2020-21 in Stockton with the Heat, playing in 27 games and collecting 16 points (3G - 13A). He saw limited time with the big club in 2020-21, seeing the ice in six NHL games and scoring once and handing out two assists.