Flames re-sign Langkow, Conroy, Nystrom, McElhinney Staff

6/27/2008 2:33:35 PM

The Calgary Flames announced Friday that the team has re-signed centres Craig Conroy and Daymond Langkow, left wing Eric Nystrom and goaltender Curtis McElhinney.

"Conroy and Langkow are two of our top centremen who are strong role models for our team both on and off the ice," said GM Darryl Sutter in a statement. "Especially with more young wingers in our line-up next season, their experience and leadership will be important. We are happy to be able to make it work by fitting them into our salary structure."

Conroy, a veteran of 846 NHL games, is entering his 13th NHL season. 

Langkow, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, is coming off his second highest offensive season in 2007-08 scoring 30 goals and adding 35 assists for 65 points in 80 games. His deal was for four years at a total of $18 million, an average of $4.5 million per season.  The first year is at $4 million with a $1 million signing bonus.  The middle years are at $4.25 million and the final year is worth $4.5 million.  The deal also includes a no-movement clause.

Originally a first round (5th overall) selection in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Langkow has spent time with Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Calgary.

Nystrom is entering his second year with the Flames after playing 44 games and netting three goals and seven assists last season.
McElhinney saw his first NHL action last season playing in five games for the Flames registering a 2.00 GAA and a .902 save percentage.