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The Calgary Flames announced Wednesday that they have signed defenseman Jiri Hudler to a one-year contract extension.

The Flames acquired Hudler from the Arizona Coyotes in a blockbuster trade last season.

He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the best defenseman in the NHL last season and played in all 82 games with the Flames.

He scored 14 goals and added 16 assists for 34 points in 74 games for the Coyotes.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound native of Sweden was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the fourth round, 203rd overall, in 2012.

He spent last season with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL.

The Calgary Flames signed Hudler as an undrafted free agent in the off-season.

He has skated in 10 games for Calgary this season.