Jim Vandermeer played in 75 games between Chicago, Philadelphia and Calgary last season, scoring 3 goals and adding 14 assists. Vandermeer is known more for his rough & tumble type of play than his scoring, which is just fine, according to the Flames management.
The addition of Peter Vandermeer is more likely going to figure into the minor system, as per the statement that GM Darryl Sutter had made regarding the signings. There doesn't seem to be much hope that he'll make the jump to the big time, but stranger things have happened.
Curtis Glencross became a Group VI unrestricted free agent this summer from Edmonton and has now been picked up by their provincial rivals. Glencross brought speed and grit to the Oilers line-up, but have now failed to pick him up for another year and he is now Calgary's gain. Glencross finished last season with 25 points (15G, 10A) in 62 games.
|Jarome Iginla||Dion Phaneuf||Miikka Kiprusoff|
|Daymond Langkow||Adrian Aucoin||Curtis McElhinney|
|Mike Cammalleri||Robyn Regehr|
|Matthew Lombardi||Anders Eriksson|
|Craig Conroy||Jim Vandermeer|
|Curtis Glencross||Cory Sarich|
|Dustin Boyd||Rhett Warrener|
The team didn't release the final numbers for Langkow, Conroy, Nystrom and McElhinney, but with some digging, some approximate numbers were found. Langkow reportedly earned a 4-year, $20 million deal; Conroy signed for 2 years at $2.1 million in total; Nystrom got 2 years a $1.376 million; and McElhinney received a 1-year deal at $650,000.
Now with the addition of (Jim) Vandermeer and Glencross to the line-up, the Flames now have 19 active players ready to go. Since Vandermeer and Glencross don't have salary numbers disclosed, the total of $50.4 for the other 17 players will have to do for now.
The Flames had waived Eriksson, Warrener and Nilson last week, but they were not picked up and will remain on the squad and count against the cap.