According to Dean Molberg of Sportsnet 960 in Calgary, the Flames have signed former Vancouver Canuck Linden Vey to a one-year, two-way deal. Vey played half the season last year in the NHL, scoring four goals and 15 points. The 24-year old became a free agent when the Canucks chose to not give him a qualifying offer last month.
Vey has shown an ability to produce points at the AHL level but hasn’t quite established himself as an NHL player to date. In 2014-15, he played 75 games with the Canucks and contributed 24 points, a solid effort for a 23-year old, but hasn’t shown enough consistency in the defensive zone to be relied upon.
The Flames will take a shot at developing him into the scoring threat many believed Vey would become after a tremendous junior campaign in 2010-11 that saw the Saskatchewan native put up 116 points in just 69 games, albeit as an over-aged player.