Gudbranson signs one-year, $1.95 million contract with Flames


Erik Gudbranson signed a one-year, $1.95 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Friday.

The 29-year-old defenseman was an unrestricted free agent. He scored four points (one goal, three assists) in 45 regular-season games with the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators last season, including one assist in nine games after he was traded to Nashville on April 12 for defenseman prospect Brandon Fortunato and a seventh-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Gudbranson did not score a point in two Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Selected by the Florida Panthers with the No. 3 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, Gudbranson has scored 77 points (21 goals, 56 assists) in 563 regular-season games with the Predators, Senators, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Panthers, and one goal in 19 playoff games.

Defenseman Michael Stone signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Flames on Friday. The 31-year-old, who was an unrestricted free agent, scored four points (two goals, two assists) in 21 regular-season games last season, his fifth with Calgary.

Stone has scored 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) in 169 regular-season games for the Flames since being traded from the Arizona Coyotes on Feb. 20, 2017. Selected by the Coyotes in the third round (No. 69) of the 2008 NHL Draft, he has scored 128 points (33 goals, 95 assists) in 493 regular-season games for the Coyotes and Flames, and one goal in six playoff games.

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