Flames sign Ben Street
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed center Ben Street.
“We are very pleased to add Ben to our forward group and organization,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “He has been a prolific scorer at the AHL level and he has a history with Troy Ward. Both Troy and our scouts view Ben as a legitimate NHL prospect and we look forward to helping him achieve that goal.”
Street, a native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, has played 107 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins over the last two seasons accumulating 39 goals, 41 assists for 80 points. Last season Street led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 57 points with 27 goals along with 30 assists in 71 games. In 2010-11, Street was named the ECHL Rookie of the Year with 24 goals and 27 assists for 51 points in 38 games with the Wheeling Nailers.
Contract terms: Two-year, two-way contract with an Average Annual Value of $575,000 / $105,000.
BEN STREET - CENTER
BORN: Coquitlam, BC DATE: February 13, 1987
HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2012.