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Remember Steve Begin? He makes Calgary’s opening day roster

Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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You may not remember forward Steve Begin, but the 12-year NHL veteran is back in the league and he’s earned a spot where it all started for him in 1997.

Begin won a spot with the Calgary Flames out of training camp earning himself a one-year, two-way contract. As you might expect, he was really excited to be back in the league.

“I was drafted by the Flames,” he said. “I played a few years here. It’s a great feeling to put on this jersey.

“When I have something in my mind, I want to make sure I reach my goal and today I did. It’s fun and I’m very, very excited.”

The last time Begin suited up was in 2010 with the Nashville Predators when he played two games for them. If he manages to play in 12 games this year, that’ll give him 500 in his career. For a guy that’s been a career third or fourth line player, that’s a pretty good accomplishment.

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