Flames Rumors: Calgary to Sign Devin Cooley

The Calgary Flames moved on from Jacob Markstrom and in their deal with the New Jersey Devils, surpringsly didn't receive any goaltending depth in return. Sounds like GM Craig Conroy is going to take care of this on Monday when free agency opens as there's rumors percolating that the Flames will be signing free-agent netminder Devin Cooley.

Cooley would compete with Dustin Wolf and Daniel Vladar next season for minutes in the Flames crease after Markstrom's departure. Cooley spent the 2023-24 season with the Rochester Americans of the AHL and also appeared in six games with the San Jose Sharks where he posted a 2-3-1 record along with a 4.98 GAA and .870 Sv.%. Numbers that don't necessarily jump off the page so it's obvious the Flames see something in Cooley's game.

The 27-year-old was undrafted and after spending three seasons at the University of Denver, rode the bus in the ECHL, has spent parts of four seasons split between the ECHL and AHL and last season finally made his NHL debut. The road hasn't been easy for Cooley but the hard work could be paying off with another NHL contract coming his way in Calgary.

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