Thrashers sign forward Nigel Dawes

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free-agent forward Nigel Dawes, who had 32 points for the Calgary Flames last season.

The one-year, two-way contract will pay Dawes $650,000 if he plays in the NHL and $105,000 if he is sent to the minors,'s Scott Burnside reported.

The 25-year-old left winger scored 14 goals and added 18 assists in 66 games with the Flames.

Dawes has 83 points in 199 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Phoenix Coyotes and Flames.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.