May 16, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Jonas Hiller Signs With the Calgary Flames


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.

 

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

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