ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 22: Lee Stempniak #22 of the Calgary Flames controls the puck against Matt Cullen #7 and Cal Clutterbuck #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the third period on March 22, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Flames 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Lee Stempniak has agreed to a two-year deal worth $5 million with the Calgary Flames.
Lee Stempniak has agreed to a two-year deal, worth $5 million with the Calgary Flames, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. The right winger's two-year deal that he signed with the Phoenix Coyotes before being traded to Calgary would have come to an end on July 1, making him an unrestricted free agent.
CGY agrees to terms with Lee Stempniak on a 2 year deal worth $2.5M per year.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 29, 2012
Stempniak notched 14 goals and 14 assists last season for the Flames for 28 points, a three-year low. He has struggled with consistency throughout the career, but for the price he provides some decent depth. Stempniak played in 61 games last season due to a high ankle sprain.
Stempniak has played with four different NHL franchises since joining the league in 2005.
For more on Stepniak and the Flames, head over to the SB Nation blog Matchsticks And Gasoline.