Gallery: 10 players double-dipped by the Calgary Flames

 

Over the years, the Calgary Flames have had the penchant to go back to the well more than once. These are 10 players that have been double-dipped by the Flames.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1"><b>Brian McGrattan</b><br>
 McGrattan was reacquired by the Flames because they need a little &#8220;grit&#8221; (as is the le mot du jour). His first go-round with the Flames was the 2009-2010 season but was signed as a free agent for just that one year.</div>
 

Brian McGrattan
McGrattan was reacquired by the Flames because they need a little “grit” (as is the le mot du jour). His first go-round with the Flames was the 2009-2010 season but was signed as a free agent for just that one year.

Photograph by: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald

 
<div id="page1"><b>Brian McGrattan</b><br>
 McGrattan was reacquired by the Flames because they need a little &#8220;grit&#8221; (as is the le mot du jour). His first go-round with the Flames was the 2009-2010 season but was signed as a free agent for just that one year.</div>
<b>Craig Berube</b><br>
 The Flames picked up Berube from the Maple Leafs in 1992 as part of the infamous Doug Gilmour trade. The loveable tough guy made appearances in Washington, Philadelphia, Washington, and the New York Islanders before signing as a free agent in Calgary in 2001.
<b>Brandon Prust</b><br>
 Drafted by the Flames in 2004, he played part of two seasons before being dealt to the Coyotes in 2009 for forward Olli Jokinen. In 2009, he was traded back to the Flames for defenceman Jim Vandermeer. And in a weird turn of events, he was traded with Jokinen to the New York Rangers in 2010.
<b>Cale Hulse</b><br>
 D-Man Hulse came home to Calgary in 1996 via the New Jersey Devils in 1996. He was traded to the Nashville Predators then the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets before coming back to the Flames for his final season in 2006.
<b>Craig Conroy</b><br>
 Another fan favourite for his easy-going nature, Conroy came to the Flames from the St. Louis Blues in 2000-2001 season. He left as a free agent in 2005-2006, but was reacquired by the Flames in 2007 and retired to the management side in 2011.
<b>Olli Jokinen</b><br>
 Maybe one of the strangest double dips in Flames history. After two years of less-than-stellar efforts, the notorious Flames fan punching bag was finally dealt away to the New York Rangers near the end of the 2009-2010 season. Then-GM Daryl Sutter, looking for depth down the middle, brought the free agent Jokinen back THAT SAME SUMMER.
<b>Michael Cammalleri</b><br>
 &#8220;Cammy&#8221; came to the Flames via trade from the Los Angeles Kings in 2008 and immediately became a fan favourite for scoring seemingly at will. His 41 goals made him a valuable free agent and Montreal scooped him up. The Flames reacquired him from Montreal in 2012 for lazy forward Rene Bourque.
<b>Alex Tanguay</b><br>
 Captain Jarome Iginla&#8217;s favourite linemate was traded away in 2008 for two draft picks that became Greg Nemisz and Stefan Elliott. He signed as a free agent in July 2010.
<b>Mike Vernon</b><br>
 Yes, Mike Vernon. I know that most of you might not remember this, but the hometown boy, who helped the Flames win its only Stanley Cup, played for Detroit, San Jose and Florida until resigning with Calgary in 2000-2001 season to split time with Fred Braithwaite one year, and back up Roman Turek the next.
<b>Steve Begin</b><br>
 Drafted by the Flames in 1996, he played his first four years with the team before being traded away to the Sabres in 2003. He was signed as a free agent this year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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