NEWS
06/30/2017 12:44 EDT | Updated 06/30/2017 13:48 EDT

Busy Calgary Flames sign defenceman Michael Stone to three-year deal

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Michael Stone to a three-year deal reportedly worth US$10.5 million.

The Flames acquired Stone from Arizona before last year's trade deadline to add stability to their defence.

He had two goals and four assists with a defensive rating of plus-5 in 19 regular-season games with Calgary, and added a goal in five playoff games.

The Winnipeg native has 26 goals and 76 assists over 343 NHL games with Arizona and Calgary.

The signing capped a busy day for the Flames, who also waived forward Lance Bouma and defenceman Ryan Murphy for the purposes of buying out their contracts.