Flames sign Froese, Davidson

The Calgary Flames have signed forward Byron Froese and defenseman Brandon Davidson to one-year, two-way contracts.

Froese, 28, tallied 21 goals and 23 assists for 44 points in 70 AHL games between Laval and Lehigh Valley in 2018-19.

In 284 career AHL games with Lehigh Valley, Laval, Toronto, Syracuse, San Antonio and Rockford, Froese has compiled 76 goals and 87 assists for 163 points. He has also notched seven goals and 10 assists in 27 postseason games, reaching the Calder Cup Finals with Syracuse in 2017.

A fourth-round pick by Chicago in the 2009 NHL Draft, Froese has appeared in 110 NHL games with Toronto, Tampa Bay and Montreal, notching five goals and 11 assists for 16 points.

Davidson, 27, tallied one goal in six AHL games with the Rockford IceHogs and one assist in 10 NHL contests with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19, his seventh pro season.

Davidson has skated in 162 games in the NHL with Chicago, the New York Islanders, Edmonton and Montreal, notching nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points.

In 156 AHL games with Rockford and Oklahoma City, Davidson has tallied 12 goals and 17 assists for 29 points.

Davidson won the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Memorial Trophy in 2012-13 for sportsmanship, determination and deication to hockey after missing half the season for cancer treatment.