Flames ink Lomberg, Valiev

The Calgary Flames announced the re-signings of forward Ryan Lomberg and defenceman Rinat Valiev to one-year, two-way contracts each earning an AAV of $700,000.

Lomberg is a 24-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont. native and played 58 games with the Stockton Heat last season. He scored 12 goals and earned 17 assists for a combined 29 points. Lomberg served a total of 72 penalty minutes. The forward has played in 11 NHL games with the Flames and has an assist and 32 penalty minutes.

Valiev is also a 24-years-old player and comes from Russia. He was acquired by the organization along with Matt Taormina from Montreal in exchange for Brett Kulak in 2018.

He played 57 games with the Heat last season and scored four goals and had 17 assists for a total of 21 points. The defender had 51 penalty minutes last year. Valiev has played in 12 NHL games for Toronto and Montreal.

Both players were two of four in the organization to file for salary arbitration along with goaltender David Rittich and forward Sam Bennett.

Flames’ General Manager Brad Treliving negotiated Lomberg and Valiev’s deal prior to their hearings July 29 and Aug. 1, respectively.