FLAMES RE-SIGN LANGKOW, CONROY, NYSTROM, MCELHINNEY
6/27/2008 2:29:24 PM
The Calgary Flames announced Friday that the team has re-signed centres Craig Conroy and Daymond Langkow, left wing Eric Nystrom and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.
"Conroy and Langkow are two of our top centremen who are strong role models for our team both on and off the ice," said GM Darryl Sutter in a statement. "Especially with more young wingers in our line-up next season, their experience and leadership will be important. We are happy to be able to make it work by fitting them into our salary structure."
Conroy, a veteran of 846 NHL games, is entering his 13th NHL season.
Langkow, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, is coming off his second highest offensive season in 2007-08 scoring 30 goals and adding 35 assists for 65 points in 80 games.
Originally a first round (5th overall) selection in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Langkow has spent time with Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Calgary.
Nystrom is entering his second year with the Flames after playing 44 games and netting three goals and seven assists last season.
McElhinney saw his first NHL action last season playing in five games for the Flames registering a 2.00 GAA and a .902 save percentage.
FLYERS, CARTER AGREE TO $15 MILLION EXTENSION
6/27/2008 3:54:14 PM
Sources tell TSN the Philadelphia Flyers and forward Jeff Carter have officially agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million contract extension.
Carter, 23, was set to become a restricted free agent next Tuesday.
"I'm very excited to be staying in Philadelphia,