Flames sign Hudler to 4-year deal TheFourthPeriod.com
The Calgary Flames have signed unrestricted free agent right wing Jiri Hudler to a four-year, $16 million contract.
Hudler, 28, scored a career-high 25 goals and added 25 assists for 50 points and 42 penalty minutes in 81 games with the Detroit Red Wings this past season.
"Jiri Hudler is a highly skilled and dynamic offensive player," said Flames GM Jay Feaster. "He is one of the very best goal scorers in the NHL at even strength and he puts a very high percentage of his shots on net, generating scoring chances for himself and rebound opportunities for his teammates. He fits our need to upgrade and improve our skill and we are very pleased to have him on board."
Hudler, a native of Olomouc, Czech Republic, has played 409 career games, all with the Red Wings, and has accumulated 87 goals, 127 assists for 214 points and 160 penalty minutes. He won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Wings in 2008.