The Calgary Flames were able to resign defensemen Mark Stone to a professional tryout contract.

Professional tryout contracts, which are exactly what they sound like, are something you see during training camp and the preseason in the NHL, a test run.

The athlete may be offered a full contract with the team if they perform well. If not, the team is under no duty to keep the player and may do so whenever it sees fit. Under a tryout contract, a player cannot participate in regular-season contests.

Last year in the playoffs with the Flames. Stone had three goals and three assists in nine games played.

The Flames also added to their coaching staff today, adding Rebecca Johnston.

In a dual role with the team, she will aid in prospect evaluations and on-ice teaching while also working with the Flames Foundation on grassroots initiatives that promote and develop the game in our community.

Johnston is a three-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team.

The Flames first preseason game is on September 25 in a split-squad game against the Vancouver Canucks.

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