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Flames add veteran defenceman Hannan

The Calgary Flames signed veteran defenceman Scott Hannan to a 1-year contract worth $1 million on Saturday. Hannan split last season between the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals.

The Calgary Flames signed veteran defenceman Scott Hannan to a 1-year contract worth $1 million on Saturday.

Hannan had six assists in 23 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season before he was traded to the Washington on Nov. 30.  He collected one goal and four assists in 55 games with the Capitals, posting a plus-three rating.

"Scott not only brings a wealth of experience to our blue line, but he also brings a great deal of knowledge about the Western Conference in general and our Division in particular," said Flames general manger Jay Feaster.

The Richmond, B.C., native has played in 830 NHL games, registering 185 points and 430 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 82 career playoff games.

Hannan was originally San Jose's first-round pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and spent his first eight seasons with the Sharks.