The Calgary Flames added depth to their goaltending position inking former Red Wings prospect Tom McCollum to a two-year, two-way contract, THN has learned.
The deal pays McCollum $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL in Year 1, and $650,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL in Year 2. The contract includes $250,000 of guaranteed money.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Flames have placed McCollum on waivers for the purpose of assigning him to Stockton of the AHL.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Amherst, NY native provides the Flames with a veteran presence around prospect goaltender Jon Gillies with the AHL’s Stockton Heat.
McCollum attended L.A. Kings camp on a professional try-out and then went to the AHL’s Ontario Reign camp on an invite before being released on Tuesday.
Originally a 2008 first-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings, McCollum, has spent the past seven seasons primarily with Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.