Flames Hopeful They Can Re-Sign TJ Brodie

TJ Brodie

The Calgary Flames are hoping they can re-sign Dresden’s TJ Brodie when the NHL season resumes.

Flames General Manager Brad Treliving made that sentiment public last month, as well as the team’s desire to sign fellow pending unrestricted free agent Travis Hamonic, during the NHL pause due to COVID-19.

“I’ve talked with both their agents and said, ‘Listen, we like both players, we want to see if there’s a way to get something done,’ but both of us agree there’s so much uncertainty right now,” Treliving said in an NHL.com news story. “In all of us, we can’t get wound up in the uncertainty. Things will happen. Things will work out. The things you can’t control, there’s no sense in burning any jet fuel on it because it’s not going to make a difference.

“With that, what we’ve told them is that we like them and we’re going to plan to get them back here as soon as we can restart the season, that’s the priority, and then we’ll deal with contracts whenever the offseason is and when we have all the information that we’re going to have in terms of [the NHL salary] cap and those things.”

Brodie has played his entire NHL career with the Calgary Flames after the team drafted him in 2008. He’s suited up in a Calgary jersey for 634 games, collecting 266 points. He had 19 points this season before the NHL paused operations.

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