The Calgary Flames have invited a select group of veteran wingers to compete for a roster spot on a professional tryout (PTO), the club announced Wednesday.
Devante Smith-Pelly, Tobias Rieder, Zac Rinaldo and Alexandre Grenier will all compete for a shot at cracking the Flames’ roster this fall.
Smith-Pelly is likely best known for his stint with the Washington Capitals, helping the team win the Stanley Cup in 2018-19. The 27-year-old posted four goals and four assists in 54 games in 2018-19.
Rieder spent the 2018-19 campaign with the Edmonton Oilers, posting zero goals and 11 assists in 67 games. His best season took place in 2015-16, notching 14 goals and 23 assists with the Arizona Coyotes.
Rinaldo, best known for his enforcer capabilities, scored one goal and two assists in 23 games with the Nashville Predators.
Grenier hasn’t played in the NHL since 2016-17, where he played in three games with the Vancouver Canucks, and did not register a point. In nine career NHL games, Grenier has yet to find the scoresheet.
Best of luck to all four veterans, although Smith-Pelly and Rieder seem most likely to crack the roster among the quartet.
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