Washington has traded Dennis Wideman to Calgary and he has signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract with the Flames.
The potential unrestricted free agent defender was acquired for Jordan Henry and 2013 fifth-round draft pick. Wideman's new deal will earn an average annual salary of $5.25 million. He finished 10th in scoring among defensemen last season with 46 points, including 11 goals, in 82 games. Wideman also registered 113 hits and 132 blocked shots, while averaging 23:54 of ice time per contest.