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Calgary Flames sign defenseman Erik Gudbranson to one-year contract

May 17, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Erik Gudbranson (44) goes after Carolina Hurricanes left wing Steven Lorentz (78) during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
May 17, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Erik Gudbranson (44) goes after Carolina Hurricanes left wing Steven Lorentz (78) during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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

Gudbranson, 29, split last season with his hometown Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators.

He collected one goal and two assists in 36 games with the Senators before being acquired by Nashville on April 12 in exchange for prospect Brandon Fortunato and a seventh-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. He had one assist in nine games with the Predators.

Gudbranson has recorded 77 points (21 goals, 56 assists) in 563 career games with the Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Senators and Predators.

The Panthers selected Gudbranson with the third overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.

On Friday, the Flames also signed defenseman Michael Stone to a one-year contract worth $750,000.

Stone, 31, is entering his sixth season in Calgary since being acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Feb. 20, 2017. In 21 games last season, he tallied four points (two goals, two assists).

In 493 career games with the Coyotes (2011-17) and Flames, he has 128 points (33 goals, 95 assists) and 270 penalty minutes.

–Field Level Media