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Flames re-sign Cundari to one-year deal

Jul 26, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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It’s the signing you’ve all been waiting for this summer.

The Calgary Flames announced they’ve re-signed depth defenseman Mark Cundari to a one-year two-way deal. He appeared in four games for the Flames last season just as he did the season prior. In eight career games in the NHL, he has a goal and two assists.

Cundari, 24, was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on April 1, 2013 in the deal that sent Jay Bouwmeester out of Calgary. He’ll compete against Tyler Wotherspoon for a shot at the Flames opening day roster, but the 5-foot-9 200 pound blue liner is expected to spend most of next season in Glens Falls, NY with the Adirondack Flames.

  1. quinner17 - Jul 26, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    “The signing you’ve all been waiting for”

    This is why NBC is a joke

    • Joe Yerdon - Jul 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      Appears someone misplaced their sense of humor.

  2. quinner17 - Jul 26, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Flames are rebuilding. This actually is a GOOD signing

    • blomfeld - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      WHATEVER …

      and some worker ‘farted’ on an oil rig in Kazakhstan !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 26, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    He’s only competing against Wotherspoon in theory, Treliving has said that they’ll make a trade for another NHL defenseman before the season, which would give them 7 and send Cundari and Wotherspoon to Adirondack. But Wotherspoon (who was terrific during his time in Calgary last season) will likely be a top pairing defenseman with Patrick Sieloff in Adirondack, Cundari will be a second pairing guy. If the Flames need someone to come up it will be Wotherspoon, then likely either Sieloff or Cundari.

  4. endusersolutions2013 - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    What chance does a 5’9″ D-man really have in the NHL?

    • avscup - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      A small one!

    • wutangwild - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      Jared Spurgeon. I’m sure there are more examples but the Spurgeon General has been fantastic for us.

  5. avscup - Jul 27, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Curt Giles had a great career. Wore the C for the North Stars and played at 5’8

    • wutangwild - Jul 28, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      You are definitely from MN! Giles coaches for my alma mater (yes bring on the cake-eater hate) but that guy was/is tough as nails. For chrissakes he had a part of his finger with a tumor in it amputated so he could play in the playoffs one year!

      • avscup - Jul 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

        Wutang- we eat cake together!!! I was born, raised and played there. I was going to post that Giles coaches the best HS program in the state but I got flamed for that last spring. Haha. They’re just jealous. Best HS hockey in the country!

        Giles was quit a player for a little guy. Dirty Curty could get under the skin with his hip checks!


      • wutangwild - Jul 28, 2014 at 7:20 PM

        No way! Haha talk about a small world. The Hornets certainly set the bar for hockey excellence in MN. The last two times I went to the state tourney (2010 and 2014), we won state both times so I should probably keep going! Cheers to you as well

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