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Flames sign Cory Sarich

Friday, 29.06.2012 / 8:30 AM / News
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Flames sign Cory Sarich

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed defenceman Cory Sarich.

"When we set about the process of improving our blue line we identified the need for a puck-mover who could play the point on the power play and help us offensively, and we also wanted a time-space eliminator who hits and competes and brings a sandpaper element to his game," said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. "We took care of the first need yesterday by acquiring and signing Dennis Wideman, and we checked the box on the second need today by re-upping Cory Sarich. Cory is a true competitor who plays the game the right way, with fire and grit. He is capable of delivering the big hit and as such keeps opposing players honest, he eliminates time and space down low, he moves the puck well with a good first pass, he is one of the leaders in our room, and he is a well-liked and well-respected teammate. We are thrilled to have Cory back in the fold on a contract that fits within our plan and enables us to continue to improve our hockey team."

Sarich, a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has played 887 career games with 20 goals, 126 assists for 146 points over the course of 13 NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames. Sarich has spent the last five seasons manning the Flames blueline and has played in 351 games for Calgary since signing with the Flames in July of 2007.

Contract terms: Two-year contract with an Average Annual Value of $2,000,000

#6 CORY SARICH – DEFENCE

BORN: Saskatoon, SK DATE: August 16, 1978

HEIGHT: 6’3” WEIGHT: 207 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DRAFTED: BUF 2nd round (27th overall) in the 1996 NHL Draft

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2007.

 Season
 Club
 LeaGUE
GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
 1994-95
 Saskatoon
 WHL
6 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 0
 1995-96
 Saskatoon
 WHL
59 5 18 23 54 3 0 0 0 4
 1996-97
 Saskatoon
 WHL
58 6 27 33 158 - - - - -
 1997
 Canada
 WJC
7 0 0 0 6 - - - - -
 1997-98
 Saskatoon
 WHL
33 5 24 29 90 - - - - -
 
 Seattle
 WHL
13 3 16 19 47 - - - - -
 1998
 Canada
 WJC
7 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
 1998-99
 Buffalo
 NHL
4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
 Rochester
 AHL
77 3 26 29 82 20 2 4 6 14
 1999-00
 Buffalo
 NHL
42 0 4 4 35 - - - - -
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
17 0 2 2 42 - - - - -
 Rochester
 AHL
15 0 6 6 44 - - - - -
 2000-01
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
73 1 8 9 106 - - - - -
 Detroit
 IHL
3 0 2 2 2 - - - - -
 2001-02
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
72 0 11 11 105 - - - - -
 Springfield
 AHL
2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
 2002-03
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
82 5 9 14 63 11 0 2 2 6
 2003-04
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
82 3 16 19 89 23 0 2 2 25
 2005-06
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
82 1 14 15 79 5 0 1 1 4
 2006-07
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
82 0 15 15 70 6 0 0 0 2
 2007-08
 Calgary
 NHL
80 2 5 7 135 7 0 1 1 4
 2008-09
 Calgary
 NHL
76 2 18 20 112 5 0 1 1 4
 2009-10
 Calgary
 NHL
57 1 5 6 58 - - - - -
 2010-11
 Calgary
 NHL
76 4 13 17 75 - - - - -
 2011-12
 Calgary
 NHL
62 1 6 7 66 - - - - -
 
 TOTALS
 NHL
887 20 126 146 1035 57 0 7 7 45
 
 
 FLAMES
351 10 47 57 446 12 0 2 2 8
 
 
 AHL
94 3 32 35 126 20 2 4 6 14
 
 
 IHL
3 0 2 2 2 - - - - -
 
 
 WHL
169 19 85 104 353 6 0 1 1 4