Jiri Hudler signs with Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have signed Jiri Hudler to a $16 million, four-year contract.

Calgary added the Czech forward Monday on the second day of NHL free agency.

The 28-year-old Hudler had a career-high
25 goals and 50 points last season with the Detroit Red Wings. He had
87 career goals and 214 points in five full seasons plus parts of two
years with the franchise that drafted him in 2002.

Hudler had a career-high 57 points
during the 2008-09 season, then played in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey
League for one season. He returned to the Red Wings with a $5.75
million, two-year deal.

Flames general manager Jay Feaster says
Hudler is a highly skilled offensive player and one of the league’s best
even-strength scorers.