Defenseman Hamrlik signs with Flames

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames signed unrestricted free-agent
defenseman Roman Hamrlik on Sunday, their latest move in a busy

Terms of the deal weren't released.

Hamrlik spent last season with the New York Islanders, scoring
seven goals with 22 assists in 81 games.

The Flames have been aggressive since the NHL reopened for
business following the lockout.

General manager and coach Darryl Sutter has locked up core
players such as captain Jarome Iginla, goalie Miikka Kiprusoff with
multiyear deals while adding high caliber free agents like Tony
and Darren McCarty.

Hamrlik joins a Calgary blue-line that already boasted Rhett
, Robyn Regehr and Andrew Ference.

Hamrlik was chosen first overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in
the 1992 draft.

He spent four seasons with the Islanders, following 5½ seasons
with the Lightning and 2½ with the Edmonton Oilers.

In 873 career NHL games, he has 117 goals, 324 assists and 985
penalty minutes.