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Heat sign Begin, Bancks

The Abbotsford Heat announced today that they signed forwards Steve Begin and Carter Bancks to one-year deals.

Begin played 36 games for the Calgary Flames last season picking up four goals and four assists along with 22 penalty minutes. He was nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Calgary chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, recognizing the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

The 35-year-old native of Trois Rivieres, Que., has appeared in 524 career NHL games with Calgary, Nashville, Boston, Dallas and Montreal, totaling 56 goals and 52 assists.

The move valuable player of the 2001 Calder Cup Playoffs with the Saint John Flames, Begin has played 235 regular-season AHL games with Saint John, Hamilton and Milwaukee.

Begin was originally selected by the Flames in the second round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

Entering his fourth pro season, Bancks has totaled 12 goals and 29 assists for 41 points in 152 AHL games, all with the Heat. Last season, he registered five goals and seven assists in 59 games.

Bancks, 24, also made his NHL debut with Calgary in 2012-13, appearing in two games.