24-Year-Old Defenseman – Calgary Flames
Tyler Wotherspoon Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames in August of 2016. The contract is worth $625,000 in the NHL and $125,00 in the minors.
Wotherspoon was returned to the minors Monday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.
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Wotherspoon has been one of the more reliable defensemen for the Flames' AHL affiliate the last two seasons, as he has amassed 33 points in 109 games. He only played in one regular season tilt in 2014-15 but did get six games worth of playoff experience as well. Wotherspoon will have to battle Ladislav Smid and Deryk Engelland for the Flames' sixth defenseman spot, and Wotherspoon will have to show a little more than he has in his previous stints in order to overtake the two veterans.
Wotherspoon had a promising debut in his first NHL season in 2013-14 (four points in 14 games), but it was cut short by shoulder surgery. He should be ready for camp in the fall and he should be in the mix for the seventh defenseman spot.
Wotherspoon, a second-round pick from 2011, remains a juniors prospect for Calgary. He doesn't project as a major scorer from the blue line.