Mike Cammalleri The New Flame of Calgary

Andre BelliveauCorrespondent IJune 27, 2008

The man known as Mike Cammalleri was traded to the Calgary Flames on Draft Day 2008 from the Los Angeles Kings for the number 17 selection in the draft.

Cammalleri is a very speedy left wing who scored a total of 79 goals in the past 3 years as a Los Angeles King. But in 2008, he only had 19 goals because of injuries which caused him to miss 19 games of the regular season.

When NHL.com asked Cammalleri if he was excited to be a Flame he said:

"I’m really excited. I've had a few days to digest it, and I'm really excited about it."

When the interviewer mentioned that Jarome Iginla had led Flames  team scoring by more than 30 points last year, he asked if he Cammalleri was confident he could take pressure off the captain offensively. He replied:   "It seems to be what I’m hearing. I would think that I'll be able to do that."

The closing question asked was if he felt any added pressure by being on the last year of his contract, and he replied:      

"I've kind of always been that way. I've never really had a long-term deal, so I've kind of always played contract to contract."

Read the full interview with NHL.com here.