Ritchie was a late addition to the Flames’ training camp roster as the team only signed him to a PTO eight days ago. However, the Flames saw enough from the physical winger to bring him in as a depth option on the right side. His 6-foot-4, 220-pound body could come in handy down the road with so many games close together this season.
The 27-year-old spent the 2019-20 season with the Boston Bruins, splitting time between Boston and the Providence Bruins of the AHL. He played in 27 games for Boston, picking up two goals, six points and 21 penalty minutes, while appearing in another 12 games for Providence. He was a regular in the Dallas Stars’ lineup for a few years before signing being non-tendered and then signing with Boston last offseason. He was also non-tendered by Boston at the end of last season.