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Calgary Flames name roster for 2021 season, announce new team awards

Last Updated Jan 12, 2021 at 4:19 pm MST

Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (5) celebrates an empty-net goal with teammates against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL qualifying round game, in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Jason Franson=/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — We’re two days away from the Calgary Flames season opener, and the team’s finalized its 20-player roster.

The Flames are in Winnipeg Thursday, Jan. 14 for a 6 p.m. puck drop on Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

Calgary’s home opener is slated for Saturday, Jan. 18 versus the Vancouver Canucks. No fans will attendance at the Saddledome.

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This year’s abbreviated campaign is 56 games and includes a North Division featuring all-Canadian teams.

Calgary finished the 2019-20 season fourth in the Pacific with a record of 36-27-7. The Flames beat the Jets in the qualifying round of the post-season but went on to lose to the Dallas Stars in the first round.

The club’s biggest move during the off-season was signing goaltender Jacob Markstrom to a six-year contract.

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On Tuesday, the Flames announced three new awards:

  • The Harley N. Hotchkiss Award will be presented annually to the player selected as the team’s most valuable player.
  • The Daryl “Doc” Seaman Award will be presented annually to the player who leads the team in scoring points at the end of the regular season.
  • The Clayton H. Riddell Award will be presented annually to the defenceman who demonstrates throughout the regular season the greatest all-round ability at the position.

 

Sam Bennett was named winner of the 2019-20 The Ralph & Sonia Scurfield Humanitarian Award, going to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, determination and leadership on the ice, combined with the dedication to community service off the ice.

Milan Lucic will share the J.R. “Bud” McCaig Award with Deidra Campagna, the organization’s director of human resources. They’re being recognized for their enduring virtues of respect, courtesy and compassion for all individuals in professional and everyday life.