5 years ago

Turns out Calgary captain Jarome Iginla played a role in the Flames' acquisition of star defenseman Dennis Wideman Wednesday.

Knowing Wideman could have been contemplating seeing what he could get on the open market, the Flames had Iginla give him a call to let him know what he could expect if he decided to sign with the organization. "Jarome sold him on why this is a great place, a great ownership and a great fanbase," Calgary general manager Jay Feaster said. "The building's full every night and hockey matters."