Flames sign Greg Nemisz, Corban Knight, Karri Ramo

Friday, 05.07.2013 / 1:21 PM / Calgary Flames Transactions
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CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed Corban Knight, Greg Nemisz and Karri Ramo.

Knight, a native of High River, Alberta, has just completed his fourth and final season with the University of North Dakota (WCHA) where he was a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award for the NCAA’s top college hockey player. He led the Fighting Sioux in assists (33) and was second in goals (16), points (49) and third in penalty minutes (40). He finished his college career with 52 goals and 94 assists for 146 points along with 145 penalty minutes in 161 games. The Flames acquired Knight from Florida on June 18.

Contract terms: Two-year entry level two-way contract with an NHL base salary of $810,000 with a signing bonus of $90,000 each year and an AHL salary of $67,500 per year. There are “A” and “B” performance bonuses available in each year so the contract carries an Average Annual Value of $3.75million (only if he earns all bonuses).

CORBAN KNIGHT – CENTRE

BORN: High River, AB DATE: September 10, 1990

HEIGHT: 6’2” WEIGHT: 200 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DRAFTED: FLA – 5th round, 135th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Florida in exchange for Calgary’s fourth pick in the 2013 NHL Draft on June 18, 2013

 SEASON
 TEAM
 LEAGUE
GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
 2007-08
 Okotoks Oilers
 AJHL
4 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0
 2008-09
 Okotoks Oilers
 AJHL
61 34 38 72 55 9 10 2 12 12
 2009-10
 U. of North Dakota
 WCHA
37 6 7 13 35 -- -- -- -- --
 2010-11
 U. of North Dakota
 WCHA
44 14 30 44 34 -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 U. of North Dakota
 WCHA
39 16 24 40 36 -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 U. of North Dakota
 WCHA
41 16 33 49 40 -- -- -- -- --
 TOTALS
 WCHA
161 52 94 146 145 -- -- -- -- --
 AJHL
65 35 38 73 55 16 10 2 12 12
 

Nemisz, the Flames first round pick in 2008, played 55 games with the Abbotsford Heat last season scoring three goals and adding seven assists for 10 points and 34 penalty minutes. He has played 15 games for the Flames over two seasons picking up one assist.

Contract terms: One-year two-way contract $725,000 / $85,000 with a guarantee of $110,000

SEASON   TEAM   LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM  
 2006-07
 Windsor Spitfires
 OHL
62 11 23 34 23 -22 -- -- -- -- --
 2007-08
 Windsor Spitfires
 OHL
68 34 33 67 52 28 5 2 1 3 8
 2008-09
 Windsor Spitfires
 OHL
65 36 41 77 48 52 20 8 12 20 22
 2009-10
 Windsor Spitfires
 OHL
51 34 36 70 50 22 15 2 10 12 12
 2010-11
 Abbotsford Heat
 AHL
68 14 19 33 28 -8 -- -- -- -- --
 2010-11
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
6 0 1 1 0 -1 -- -- -- -- --
 2011-12
 Abbotsford Heat
 AHL
51 13 16 29 29 5 8 2 4 6 4
 2011-12
 Calgary Flames
 NHL
9 0 0 0 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
 2012-13
 Abbotsford Heat
 AHL
55 3 7 10 34 -12 -- -- -- -- --
 TOTALS
 NHL
15 0 1 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
 AHL
174 30 42 72 91 -15 8 2 4 6 4
 

Ramo, originally acquired by the Flames in January of 2012, has spent the last five seasons in the KHL with Omsk Avangard where he is a two-time all-star. He has played 48 games in the NHL with Tampa Bay recording eleven wins between 2006 and 2009.

Contract terms: Two-year contract $2,600,000 / $2,900,000 with an Average Annual Value of $2,750,000

KARRI RAMO – GOALIE

BORN: Asikkalam, FIN DATE: July 1, 1986

HEIGHT: 6’0” WEIGHT: 215 lbs.

CATCHES: Left

DRAFTED: TB – 6th round, 191st overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Montreal along with Michael Cammalleri and Montreal’s 2012 fifth round pick in exchange for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and Calgary’s second pick in the 2012 NHL Draft on January 12, 2012.

 SEASON
 TEAM
 LEAGUE
GP A PIM MIN GA EN SO GAA W L T SVS PCT GP A PIM
 2003-04
 Pelicans
 SM-liiga
3 0 0 138 10 0 0 4.34 0 2 0 62 0.861 -- -- --
 2004-05
 Pelicans
 SM-liiga
26 0 2 1267 84 0 1 3.98 4 12 4 739 0.898 -- -- --
 2005-06
 HPK Hameenlinna
 SM-liiga
24 2 8 1360 49 0 2 2.16 7 7 8 642 0.929 8 0 0
 2006-07
 Springfield Falcons
 AHL
45 2 31 2432 127 4 1 3.13 15 24 1 1217 0.906 -- -- --
 2006-07
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
2 0 0 70 4 0 0 3.45 19 0.826 -- -- --
 2007-08
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
22 1 4 1269 64 6 0 3.03 7 11 3 568 0.899 -- -- --
 2007-08
 Norfolk Admirals
 AHL
6 0 2 342 19 1 0 3.33 2 4 0 167 0.898 -- -- --
 2008-09
 Tampa Bay
 NHL
24 1 2 1312 80 3 0 3.66 4 10 7 676 0.894 -- -- --
 2008-09
 Norfolk Admirals
 AHL
26 1 10 1507 95 4 0 3.78 7 14 4 725 0.884 -- -- --
 2009-10
 Omsk Avangard
 KHL
44 1 4 2582 91 0 4 2.11 21 17 4 952 0.913 -- -- --
 2010-11
 Omsk Avangard
 KHL
44 0 5 2593 85 0 5 1.97 33 6 4 1054 0.925 14 0 1
 2011-12
 Omsk Avangard
 KHL
45 0 12 2667 87 0 5 1.96 19 17 9 1076 0.925 -- -- --
 2012-13
 Omsk Avangard
 KHL
40 1 4 2401 80 0 4 2.00 26 9 5 1041 0.929 -- -- --
 2012-13
 Omsk Avangard
 KHL
12 0 2 724 24 0 3 1.99 5 7 0 264 0.000 -- -- --
 TOTALS
 NHL
48 2 6 2650 148 9 0 3.35 11 21 10 1263 0.895 -- -- --
 AHL
77 3 43 4281 241 9 1 3.38 24 42 5 2109 0.898 -- -- --