It took almost two hours, but Jonas Hiller has a new home. The Calgary Flames have signed Hiller to a two-year deal worth a reported $4.5 million a year. It was thought that the Ducks may try to keep Hiller, but that all changed, and Hiller found himself on the market.
Flames sign goalie Jonas Hiller to 2-year $9M contract
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Calgary may soon find out that they did not get a top goaltender, and all they have is an average starting goalie. The good part is that the Flames are only locked into a two-year deal, and if the Flames and Hiller burn out it’s not a big loss.
Hiller experienced plenty of highs and lows during his seven seasons in Anaheim. While he posted solid numbers on a consistent basis, it always seemed as though there was someone breathing down his neck and pushing him for playing time. [Bleacher Report]
At 32-years-old Hiller is on the back side of his career. His career numbers may paint him in a better picture than he should be. To his credit his has a career GAA of 2.51 and a nice SV% of .916. His record however is not as impressive (162-110-32).
I think that the Flames needed to improve in net, and the addition of Hiller does do that, but he will by no means be an all-star. A two-year deal is about as long as I’d be willing to sign him for, so in that regard the Flames did well