Greentree inks new Flames deal

WES GILBERTSON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:19 AM ET

Even after a breakout season in the minors, Kyle Greentree wasn't interested in testing the market.

Greentree, the leading point-producer last season at AHL Quad City and a pending restricted free agent, inked a one-year, two-way deal yesterday with the Calgary Flames.

Financial terms were not released.

"It shows that they want me here and I want to be here," Greentree said.

"This is the place that I want to play, so it was good to get it done early so I'm not wondering halfway through the summer what's going on."

Greentree, who was acquired in a trade from the Philadelphia Flyers last June, racked up 39 goals and 37 assists in 79 games with the Baby Flames.

The 25-year-old left-winger suited up for two regular-season contests with the parent club in February.

He's still searching for his first NHL goal, but he's optimistic his offensive skills will translate to the next level.

"I hope I can get a chance to show I can score in the National Hockey League," Greentree said

"It's not going to happen overnight. I don't expect myself to step in the first game and contribute all these goals, but the more I get used to the players and everything, I think I could definitely help the team and be effective out there."

WES.GILBERTSON@SUNMEDIA.CA


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