The Flames have crossed one item off their offseason to-do list, signing 24 year old RFA defenceman Rinat Valiev to a one year deal.
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) July 16, 2019
It’s a one year, two-way deal for the league minimum salary of $700,000. As noted by Cap Friendly, there’s a $110,000 AHL salary and a guarantee of $120,000 overall.
Rinat Valiev #Flames
1 year / 2-way contract
Minor: $110,000 ($120,000 gtee)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 16, 2019
The Flames acquired Valiev right before the beginning of the 2018-19 season, coming over alongside Matt Taormina from Montreal in exchange for Brett Kulak. He spent the entire season in Stockton, with the exception of one call-up where he skated in warmups on an emergency basis.
The team still has RFAs Sam Bennett, Matthew Tkachuk, Andrew Mangiapane, David Rittich, and Ryan Lomberg to sign.