As Ryan Miller found out, the options for places go for no. 1 goalies this summer were limited. Once Miller committed to the Vancouver Canucks, that left Jonas Hiller wondering where he might land for next season.
That place will be Calgary after new Flames general manager Jim Trevling signed the netminder to a two-year, $9 million deal, per Bob McKenzie.
With the emergence of John Gibson and Frederik Andersen, it was obvious Hiller's time in Anaheim would be winding down. He didn't help matters with inconsistent play during the regular season and in the playoffs. He now goes to a team that was 24th in goals allowed last season.
It's no surprise that Hiller lands with a Brian Burke team as he brought him into the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
Going to Calgary, Hiller will battle for the no. 1 job with Karri Ramo, who didn't have that terrible of a season. In a 1A/1B situation, it might be the right fit at this point in his career. And with expectations low for the Flames for 2014-15, at least they know they are set in goal.
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