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Flames Sign Dawes

Posted 20 Jul 2009 — by admin
Category Contract, Dawes, Off Season, Waivers

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed Nigel Dawes, who was picked up off waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes. The details of the contract were not released and saves both sides from a potential salary arbitration hearing this week.

A little known fact: this announcement will take the award for “shortest guy on the team” away from Daymond Langkow, who became the shortest player on the Flames roster when Mike Cammalleri signed with Montreal. Dawes is 5′ 9″ tall and is one of only 3 players on the Flames that measure in below 6′ 0″ tall. The others are Langkow (5′ 10″) and Brandon Prust (5′ 11″).

Flames Claim Dawes Off Waivers

Posted 16 Jul 2009 — by admin
Category Dawes, Off Season, RFA, Waivers

The Calgary Flames have claimed Winnipeg native, Nigel Dawes off waivers.

Former Phoenix Coyotes left winger had filed for salary arbitration with the Coyotes, but was put on waivers by the club. According to, Dawes was looking for a 1-way deal that was worth less than $1M, but Phoenix was not interested in such a deal.

A one-way deal is understandable for a guy that doesn’t want to play in the minors anymore. Prior to last season, when Dawes played a total of 64 games in the NHL with Phoenix and NY Rangers, he floated between the NY Rangers and their Hartford AHL affilliate.

Dawes played for Flames coach Brian Sutter at the World Juniors, and he’s a solid attacking winger. He should fit nicely into the Flames depth chart this season.