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NHL Free Agency: Ryan Lomberg Returns to Calgary Flames




The Lomberghini will need to stay in the garage during the winter months as Ryan Lomberg is leaving the Florida Panthers and going back to the Calgary Flames.

Lomberg got his start with the Flames organization after not being drafted, earning a spot after being invited to development camp.

He left Calgary in 2020 to sign with the Panthers and has become a fan favorite ever since.

“Our fans are going to love this guy,’’ Bill Zito said when Lomberg signed.

They certainly have.

Lomberg’s play the past couple of years helped him price himself out of Florida’s plans — he more than doubled his previous salary with a two-year deal worth $2 million per.

He will be united in Calgary with former Florida teammates Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar.

Lomberg goes back to Calgary a Stanley Cup champion.

“I play a role on this team and the fourth line is very important to what we do,” Lomberg said in February.

“We have an identity, we’re always bringing it regardless of the opportunity we get. I have learned over the year how to handle things. But this team is so good, and we are so close, no one in here is going to be selfish and make things about themselves.

“If we accomplish what we ultimately want to do, everything will work out.”

So far, the Panthers have seen a number of players depart including Brandon Montour, Kevin Stenlund, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Anthony Stolarz, and now, Lomberg.

More FHN Coverage of the Stanley Cup Champion Panthers:

  • NHL Free Agency: Started Monday
  • Florida Panthers Development Camp, Fort Lauderdale: Starts July 8
  • Florida Panthers Training Camp, Fort Lauderdale: Mid-September
  • Florida Panthers Preseason: Sept. 22-Oct. 5
  • Florida Panthers Opening Night/Banner Unveiling: Oct. 8 v. Boston Bruins

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Kevin Hawkey

Sucks! Love the energy and passion Lomberg brought to our team. Wish we could have found a way to keep him. Goudas, Lomberg, etc – they are the fringe guys who add so much personality to our team. Wish him all the best. This one definitely hurts. I love your game!

Lord Stanley

After the ecstasy of yesterday, then to get the gut punch of today. The NHL calendar must be fixed. This is awful for fans of a Cup winning team to go from celebration one day to agony the next.

Mike Lefebre

He is worth his weight in gold. Tremendous motivator and always goes 100%. We will miss him.

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