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Flames sign Morton to one-year, two-way deal

Sam Morton Minnesota State Mankato Sam Morton - Minnesota State Mankato

The Calgary Flames announced the signing of collegiate free-agent forward Sam Morton to a one-year, two-way deal on Monday.

The deal carries an annual average value of $955,000 at the NHL level.

Morton, 24, was recently named the CCHA Player of the Year at Minnesota State.

In 37 games this season, his senior year, Morton scored 24 goals and added 10 assists.

For his four-year career, Morton posted 44 goals and 32 assists in 102 games.

With the contract set to go into effect for the 2024-2025 season, Morton will spend the rest of the current campaign with the American Hockey League's Calgary Wranglers on an amateur tryout basis.