The Calgary Flames retained the services of veteran forward Brendan Morrison, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million.
"His versatility, hockey sense and ability to fill so many roles throughout our line-up make him an important contributor, and we value his role as one of our on and off ice leaders," Flames general manager, Jay Feaster said in a statement. "He made it clear throughout last season and again this summer that he wanted to be back with the Flames because he believes in the direction we are headed, and he believes in his teammates.
"While he won't be ready for training camp or the start of the season in all likelihood as he continues to rehab from off-season knee surgery, we nonetheless feel it is important to have him under contract and with the team as he continues his recovery. When he is cleared for game action we are confident he will make a significant impact to our success. We are a better and deeper team with Brendan back in the fold."
A native of Pitt Meadows, BC, the former Hobey Baker Award winner has played in 895 NHL regular season games. His career totals include 196 goals and 394 assists for a total of 590 points and 440 penalty minutes. Last season, he played 66 games with the Flames, registering nine goals and 34 assists for 43 points and 16 penalty minutes.
The 35-year-old Morrison was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round (39th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.