Flames sign Lombardi and Nilson to contract extensions

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Flames sign Lombardi and Nilson to contract extensions

Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signings of Matthew Lombardi to a three year contract extension, and Marcus Nilson to a two year extension. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lombardi, playing in his 3rd NHL season, registered a career high in goals (20), assists (26), points (46) and penalty minutes (48) while playing in 81 games during the 2006-07 season. Lombardi also appeared in all six playoff games vs. Detroit registering a goal and an assist.

In 215 career NHL regular season games, the Montreal, Quebec native has posted 101 points (42 goals, 59 assists) and 128 penalty minutes.

The Flames drafted Lombardi in the 3rd round (90th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

#18 MATTHEW LOMBARDI – CENTRE
BORN: Montreal, QC (March 18, 1982)
HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 193 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
DRAFTED: 3rd round (90th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1997-98

Gatineau

QAAA

42

10

13

23

-

13

4

7

11

-

1998-99

Victoriaville

QMJHL

47

6

10

16

8

5

0

0

0

0

1999-00

Victoriaville

QMJHL

65

18

26

44

28

6

0

0

0

6

2000-01

Victoriaville

QMJHL

72

28

39

67

66

13

12

6

18

10

2001-02

Victoriaville

QMJHL

66

57

73

130

70

22

*17

18

35

18

2002-03

Saint John

AHL

76

25

21

46

41

-

-

-

-

-

 

Canada

SWE Games

4

0

1

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

2003-04

Calgary

NHL

79

16

13

29

32

13

1

5

6

4

2004-05

Lowell

AHL

9

3

1

4

9

11

0

3

3

16

2005-06

Calgary

NHL

55

6

20

26

48

7

0

2

2

2

 

Omaha

AHL

1

1

1

2

0

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

Calgary

NHL

81

20

26

46

48

6

1

1

2

0

 

TOTALS

NHL

215

42

59

101

128

26

2

8

10

6

 

 

AHL

86

29

23

51

50

11

0

3

3

16

 

 

QMJHL

250

109

148

257

172

46

29

24

53

34


Nilson, a veteran of eight NHL seasons, registered five goals, 10 assists, for 15 points, and 27 penalty minutes while playing in 63 games during the 2006-07 season. Nilson also appeared in all six playoff games vs. Detroit.

In 474 career NHL regular season games, the Balsta, Sweden native has posted 163 points (64 goals, 99 assists) and 266 penalty minutes.

The Flames acquired Marcus Nilson from the Florida Panthers on March 8, 2004 in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

#26 MARCUS NILSON – LEFT WING
BORN: Balsta, SWE (March 1, 1978)
HEIGHT: 6’2” WEIGHT: 193 lbs.
SHOOTS: Right
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade from Florida for a 2nd round pick (David Booth) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on March 8, 2004

Season

Club

League

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1994-95

Djurgarden

Swe. Jr.

24

7

8

15

22

-

-

-

-

-

 

Sweden

Euro JC

5

4

4

8

0

-

-

-

-

-

1995-96

Djurgarden

Swe. Jr.

25

19

17

36

46

2

1

1

2

12

 

Sweden

Euro JC

5

3

5

8

10

-

-

-

-

-

 

Sweden

WJC

7

3

5

8

12

-

-

-

-

-

 

Djurgarden

Sweden

12

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1996-97

Djurgarden

Sweden

37

0

3

3

33

4

0

0

0

0

 

Sweden

WJC

6

0

4

4

29

-

-

-

-

-

1997-98

Djurgarden

Sweden

41

4

7

11

18

15

2

1

3

16

 

Sweden

WJC

7

3

5

8

4

-

-

-

-

-

1998-99

Florida

NHL

8

1

1

2

5

-

-

-

-

-

 

New Haven

AHL

69

8

25

33

10

-

-

-

-

-

1999-00

Florida

NHL

9

0

2

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

 

Louisville

AHL

64

9

23

32

52

4

0

0

0

2

2000-01

Florida

NHL

78

12

24

36

74

-

-

-

-

-

2001-02

Florida

NHL

81

14

19

33

55

-

-

-

-

-

2002-03

Florida

NHL

82

15

19

34

31

-

-

-

-

-

 

Sweden

WC

1

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

2003-04

Florida

NHL

69

6

13

19

26

-

-

-

-

-

 

Calgary

NHL

14

5

0

5

14

26

4

7

11

12

2004-05

Sweden

World Cup

4

1

0

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

 

Djurgarden

Sweden

48

17

22

39

110

7

1

2

3

10

2005-06

Calgary

NHL

70

6

11

17

32

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

Calgary

NHL

63

5

10

15

27

6

0

0

0

2

 

TOTALS

NHL

474

64

99

163

266

32

4

7

11

14

 

 

FLAMES

147

16

21

37

73

32

4

7

11

14

 

 

AHL

133

17

48

65

62

4

0

0

0

2