CALGARY, AB — The Calgary Flames announced earlier today that they have signed Troy Brouwer and Chad Johnson.
Troy Brouwer (RW), a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, was originally drafted in the seventh round (214th overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft by Chicago. In 2015-16, Brouwer recorded 18 goals and 21 assists for 39 points in 82 regular season games for the St. Louis Blues before adding 13 points (8G, 5A) in 20 playoff games. The 30-year-old won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009-10 and has 32 points in 98 career playoff games.
“When Calgary approached us last week it was nothing but excitement about their team, about me … there’s a bunch of guys on the team that called me to express how great it would be if it would be Calgary. The excitement level Calgary had in trying to get me to come and making sure that we felt comfortable in our decision really made us feel at home and made us really feel comfortable.” – Troy Brouwer.
Brouwer’s new home.
And he couldn’t be happier.
Chad Johnson (G), a native of Calgary, AB, spent 2015-16 with the Buffalo Sabres where he had 22 wins in 45 games with a 2.36 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He has 101 games of NHL experience split between Buffalo, the New York Islanders, Boston, Phoenix, and the New York Rangers.
“It’s been a dream since I can remember to be a part of the Flames organization. I grew up here in Calgary. It’s very surreal. It’s been a whirlwind…this whole week really with just having discussions with different teams and GM’s…quite a few with Treliving. It was a no-brainer for me to be a part of the Flames. I’ve always been a fan so for me to be able to help control of the success of the team is amazing and it’s an amazing feeling to be a part of it.”
“I’m just happy to be able to be a part of the team and to get the team back into the playoffs and hunt for the Stanley Cup.” – Chad Johnson
“We’ve added some people who are going to be excellent role models for the group. We’ll continue to work away at building our team over the course of the summer.” said Flames FM Brad Treliving.