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.
CARTER BANCKS – LEFT WING
BORN: Marysville, BC DATE: August 9, 1989
HEIGHT: 5’11” WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent July 1, 2011.
(Source: Calgary Flames Website)
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