Lance Bouma was among four Abbotsford Heat players inked to new contracts over the past week by the NHL parent Calgary Flames.

Lance Bouma was among four Abbotsford Heat players inked to new contracts over the past week by the NHL parent Calgary Flames.

Cundari, Bouma, Byron re-signed by Flames

The Calgary Flames have been busy over the past week, signing past and future members of the Abbotsford Heat to new contracts.

The Calgary Flames have been busy over the past week, signing past and future members of the Abbotsford Heat to new contracts.

After inking defenceman Chris Breen, the Heat’s all-time leader in regular season games played (204) to a one-year, two-way deal last Thursday, the Flames followed by announcing similar contracts for Heat alumni Mark Cundari, Lance Bouma and Paul Byron, along with the signing of draftee Patrick Sieloff.

Cundari, a blueliner acquired in a trade this past spring that saw Jay Bouwmeester head to the St. Louis Blues, inked a deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 in the AHL. He played two games in Abbotsford after the trade, registering three assists, and was recalled for a four-game stint with the Flames to end the season.

Bouma, a rambunctious left winger, has spent the past three seasons mainly with the Heat, but he was sidelined for the vast majority of 2012-13 after severely spraining the ACL and MCL in his right knee. He got into just three games prior to the injury, posting one goal. His new deal pays $577,500 in the NHL and $100,000 in the AHL.

Byron, a small (5’10”), speedy centre, also battled injuries last season, notching six goals and nine assists in 38 games with the Heat. His contract is for $643,500 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL.

Additionally, the Flames inked Sieloff, their second-round draft choice in 2012. The hard-hitting blueliner posted three goals and eight assists in 45 games last season with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires.

Sieloff’s three-year, two-way entry-level contract is worth $832,500 / $70,000 per season with an annual signing bonus of $92,500.

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