Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Former Captain Carter Bancks Signs With NHL's Flames

The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of forward Carter Bancks.

“When we signed Carter to an AHL deal last season, we told him if he went to Abbotsford and did everything that was asked of him, we would look to convert his AHL deal to an NHL contract,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “Carter did everything we asked and then some, and he really has earned this new deal. We really like his work ethic and versatility and we consider him one of our bright young prospects who will play for us in Calgary one day.”

Bancks, 21, is a product of Marysville, B.C. and is entering his second season in the Flames organization. Playing in just 29 games last season due to injury, Bancks scored five goals and 14 assists for 19 points. At the time of his injury, this rookie Heat forward was leading the team in points, shorthanded points and plus/minus. Bancks is known as a tenacious checker and effective penalty killer.

Bancks Contract Terms: Two year contract at $560,000 Average Annual Value.


BORN: Marysville, BC DATE: August 9, 1989
HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
DRAFTED: Undrafted.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent July 1, 2011.

(Source: Calgary Flames Website)


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  1. New Flames Fan5 July 2011 at 16:53

    Nobody deserves it more than Bancksy!!

  2. I really hope he does really well in the AHL this year and gets at least a few games in the NHL. Looking at all the prospect talent that Calgary has in Abbotsford, it may be very difficult for Carter to get noticed (Though he was leading the Heat in points last year before his injury, so maybe he just needs to figure out how to block all those shots without allowing the puck to find soft spots in his armour, especially his skates).

    My all time favourite Cane; all things considered. Although not famous for scoring, he once batted the puck out of the air from hip height to score while being hooked and while going top speed at the net to score my most memorable Cane (playoff) goal.

    For just about every WHLer, you can pick out a couple of current or past NHLers that had the same skill set.

    Is there a current Carter Bancks NHL mirror?

    Maybe Ryan Kesler? (The new-and-improved version) I am sure the Flames are hoping!

    Pat (or other Cane fans), care to make any CB7/NHL player comparison? - Richie