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Calgary Flames sign ex-Oiler Glencross, unite Vandermeer brothers

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames signed former Edmonton Oilers forward Curtis Glencross and brothers Jim and Peter Vandermeer on Wednesday.

Glencross, 25, split last season between Columbus and Edmonton, scoring 15 goals and adding 10 assists in 62 games. He signed a three-year contract.

Jim Vandermeer, a 28-year-old defenceman, re-signed with the Flames, inking a three-year deal. His brother Peter, a tough 32-year-old forward, was signed from the Phoenix organization and is destined to play for the Flames farm club Quad Cities.

On Tuesday, Calgary acquired forward Rene Bourque from Chicago for a conditional second-round draft pick. The Flames picked up forward Mike Cammalleri but gave up Alex Tanguay in a three-team deal at the NHL draft last week.

"Our philosophy going into the draft and through this period was to get younger, quicker and bigger on the wings," Flames general manager Darryl Sutter said in a statement. "With the addition of Curtis, along with our recent signings, I feel we have really good competition among these good young wingers."


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