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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Flames re-sign Leopold

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 02:04 PM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - The Calgary Flames Wednesday agreed to a contract with defenseman Jordan Leopold. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Leopold, 24, competed in all 82 regular-season games for the Flames in 2003-04 and played a key role in the club's surprising march to last year's Stanley Cup finals. The Golden Valley, Minnesota native led all Calgary blueliners with nine goals and 24 assists while finishing the year with a plus-eight rating.

In the 2004 playoffs, Leopold tied for first among all NHL defenseman with 10 assists in 26 games. The Flames were defeated in seven games by the Tampa Bay Lightning in last year's finals.

"Jordan is a good young defenseman who we expect to continue to develop and improve his game," said Flames general manager and head coach Darryl Sutter. "He will play an important role in what we are building here in Calgary."

Leopold was acquired by Calgary from Anaheim in September, 2000. The Mighty Ducks took the former University of Minnesota star in the second round of the 1999 entry draft.


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