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QC Flames sign two ex-Sharks

The Quad City Flames announced Tuesday that defenseman Dan Spang and right wing Jonathan Tremblay have been signed to AHL contracts. Both players spent the 2007-08 season with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks.

Spang appeared in 77 games last year with Worcester and recorded 31 points (eight goals and 23 assists). The 2007-08 season marked his second full year in professional hockey, both spent in the San Jose organization. In 2006-07, he recorded 25 points (four goals and 21 assists) in 48 games for Worcester. He made his professional debut with an eight-game stint for the Cleveland Barons in 2005-06. He was held pointless in those games.

Spang played four years of college hockey at Boston University. During his collegiate career, he appeared in 146 games and recorded 70 points on 20 goals and 50 assists.

“Spang is a former second round pick of San Jose, and had a four-year career at Boston University,” said Calgary Flames director of player personnel Duane Sutter. “He showed good offensive upside there, and in two professional years in Worcester. He can bring that to our team in the Quad Cities.”

Tremblay played 17 games for Worcester in 2007-08. He recorded one point (an assist) with 37 penalty minutes. He also appeared in three games for the AHL’s Sharks in 2006-07. He was held pointless while recording five penalty minutes. Tremblay played 63 games for the ECHL’s Fresno Falcons in 2006-07 and accumulated 133 penalty minutes and two points (both assists).

The 2008-09 season marks Tremblay’s second stint in the Quad Cities. He skated for the United Hockey League’s Quad City Mallards in 2005-06, appearing in 37 games and recording 62 penalty minutes with two points (both assists).