Flames re-sign Freddie Hamilton: two years, $1.225M


Freddie Hamilton, the older brother of blueliner Dougie Hamilton, has signed a two-year extension with the Flames worth $1.225 million, per TVA.

The deal carries a $612,500 cap hit and, most importantly for Hamilton, is of the one-way variety.

Originally drafted by San Jose in 2010, Hamilton has already been traded twice — once to Colorado (in exchange for Karl Stollery) and once to Calgary, just months after Dougie was acquired from Boston in a blockbuster deal at the draft.

Hamilton, who plays up front, should push for some minutes at the NHL level this season. He appeared in four games for the Flames last season, scoring two points, and established himself as a good American League scorer, with 18 goals and 43 points in 62 games.