CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed defenceman Patrick Sieloff from the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires to an entry-level contract.
“Patrick Sieloff is the type of high-character, good hockey sense, hard to play against competitor that we want in our organization,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “He is a physical presence on the blue line and has a hard, accurate shot. He moves the puck well in transition and he is a team-first player. Sieloff is an ‘old school’ style player and we welcome the edge he brings to his game. We are very pleased to have him signed and look forward to seeing him in Penticton and at training camp.”
Sieloff, a native of Ann Arbour, Michigan, just completed his first season with the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) where he netted three goals and added eight assists for 11 points and 85 penalty minutes in 45 games. Sieloff captured a gold medal with Team USA along with fellow Flames prospects Jon Gillies and John Gaudreau at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Russia this past Christmas.
Contract Terms: Three-year two-way entry level contract at US $832,500 / $70,000 per season with an annual signing bonus of $92,500 with an average annual value of $925,000.
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