The Calgary Flames have claimed Nigel Dawes off waivers.
Dawes, a native of Winnipeg, Man., has 133 games of NHL experience split between the New York Rangers and the Phoenix Coyotes scoring 25 goals and 51 career points.
Dawes was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2003 NHL draft.
Dawes has previous experience with two of the Flames coaches having won the 2005 world junior championship as a member of Team Canada under Brent Sutter and claiming the 2002 Memorial Cup with the Kootenay Ice under Ryan McGill.
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