Flames sign Street to two-year deal

The Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat, announced Monday that they have signed center Ben Street to a two-year, two-way contract.

“We are very pleased to add Ben to our forward group and organization,” said Flames general manager Jay Feaster.“He has been a prolific scorer at the AHL level and he has a history with Troy Ward. Both Troy and our scouts view Ben as a legitimate NHL prospect and we look forward to helping him achieve that goal.”

Street, a native of Coquitlam, B.C., has played 107 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins over the last two seasons, accumulating 39 goals, 41 assists for 80 points. Last season Street led Wilkes-Barre with 57 points on 27 goals along with 30 assists in 71 games.

In 2010-11, Street was named the ECHL Rookie of the Year with 24 goals and 27 assists for 51 points in 38 games with the Wheeling Nailers.