Lance Bouma and Paul Byron have re-signed with the Calgary Flames, and Cowtown has inked Patrick Sieloff to his first professional deal.
Bouma, 23, was a third round pick of the Flames in 2008, and has spent the last three seasons in the Flames organization. In 2012-13, Bouma had his season shortened due to injury and only suited up for three games. In his three appearances — “all” with Abbotsford — Bouma potted one goal.
In 95 career AHL games, the forward has potted 16 goals and registered 11 assists to go along with 108 PIM. In addition, Bouma registered a goal in five playoff games. A two-way forward, Bouma is most useful in a second or third line role, and will likely see time in both Calgary and Abbotsford next season.
Byron, a diminutive forward, was drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round of the 2007 draft and has spent almost his entire professional career in the AHL. In 201 regular season AHL games, Byron has posted 53 goals and 69 assists. The 24-year-old Ottawa, Ont., native has spent the last two seasons with the Heat, and will be back for a third on a one-year deal.
Sieloff, a defenceman who spent last season with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, was drafted by the Flames in the second round of the 2012 draft, and joins the team on an entry level deal. At only 19, Sieloff will have to make the Flames or he’ll be headed back to the OHL, but he could see time in Abbotsford — or wherever the Flames affiliation is by that time — when Sieloff hits his overage seasons.