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Justin Kirkland, right, played his first season with the Stockton Heat last year.

The Calgary Flames announced Sept. 28 that they have re-signed forward Justin Kirkland to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL average annual value of $700,000.

Kirkland, a native of Camrose, Alberta, suited up in 53 games in his first season with the Stockton Heat, scoring six goals and notching 22 assists for 28 points to go along with 44 penalty minutes in 2019-20. The 24-year-old has a career 251 games played in the AHL for a total of 97 points (31G – 66A). The Alberta product was a WHL Champion in 2015 with the Kelowna Rockets, a year after being drafted by the Nashville Predators in the third round, 62nd overall of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.