Flames sign Peter Vandermeer

The Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL’s Quad City Flames, announced the signing of free agent forward Peter Vandermeer.

Vandermeer, who is entering his 13th season of professional hockey, will join brother Jim Vandermeer in the Calgary organization.

“We signed Pete Vandermeer to be a role model for our young players in Quad Cities,” said Calgary general manager Darryl Sutter. “He is a tough, physical player who will be important for the development of our prospects. It’s important to have character people like Pete in the organization.”

A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Vandermeer played two games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season but spent the majority of the year with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage. He played in 38 games for the Rampage and posted eight points (2-6-8) to go along with 332 penalty minutes, which ranked second in the AHL.

Peter Vandermeer has totaled 120 points (53-67-120) in 511 AHL games over the course of his career. His 2,496 career penalty minutes are third-most in the league’s 72-year history.

Vandermeer reached the Calder Cup Finals in 1999 with Rochester and in 2007 with Hershey.