According to CapFriendly, the Calgary Flames have signed Anthony Peluso to a one-year two-way contract worth $650K at the NHL level. Peluso was an unrestricted free agent after spending last season with the Washington Capitals organization.
Peluso, 29, spent most of the season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL in 2017-18 despite plenty of experience at the NHL level. In 144 games, almost all of which came with the Winnipeg Jets, the big winger has registered 14 points and 281 hits. Not known for his offensive talents, he has been known to drop the gloves and has 20 fighting majors in his NHL career. Though he likely won’t be a full-time member of the Flames next season, they’ve decided his toughness is a worthwhile addition to the organization.
The Flames will need to put Peluso through waivers prior to the start of the season in order to send him to the minor leagues, but that shouldn’t be much of a risk given his lack of upside. The team already has several forwards battling for the last few NHL roster spots, and head coach Bill Peters has never really kept an enforcer-type with Carolina in the past. The Stockton Heat will be the landing spot for Peluso, who recorded a career-high of 11 points in 38 games for Hershey last year.