Nemisz, a first-round pick by the Flames in 2008 who will be heading into his fourth pro season, landed a one-year, two-way contract which pays $725,000 in the NHL and $85,000 at the AHL level. He struggled through an injury-plagued 2012-13 campaign, mustering just three goals and seven assists in 55 games, and will be looking to get his career back on track.
The Flames also inked defenceman Chad Billins and forward Corben Knight to two-way contracts.
Billins, a native of Marysville, Mich., is coming off an outstanding rookie campaign with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The puck-moving blueliner posted 10 goals and 27 assists in 76 games in the regular season and added another 14 points in 24 playoff games as Grand Rapids won the Calder Cup. He’ll make $832,500 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.
Knight, obtained in a trade from the Florida Panthers on June 18, inked an incentive-laden two-year deal, and is expected to be given every opportunity to make the Flames roster. He’s turning pro following four years at the University of North Dakota, and was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Trophy, emblematic of the NCAA’s top hockey player, after posting 16 goals and 33 assists in 41 games last season.