Jul 1, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT
Hiller, 32, was drummed out of Anaheim last season when head coach Bruce Boudreau opted to use both Frederik Andersen and John Gibson ahead of him in the playoffs. The 32-year-old Swiss netminder, who spent all six of his NHL seasons with the Ducks, leaves as the franchise’s third-all time in goalie games played (326), wins (162) and shutouts (21).
In Calgary, Hiller will be in direct competition with Karri Ramo for the No. 1 gig though, based on the money he’s received ($4.5 million annual cap hit), Hiller will probably enter as the starter. The club also has Finnish prospect Joni Ortio in the system — Ortio showed well in limited time last season and will spent the year in the AHL, where he’ll have a chance to play all the time.
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