Sean Monahan, Flames Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

August 19th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The Calgary Flames and center Sean Monahan reached an agreement Friday on a new seven-year contract extension.  

The Flames announced the deal on their official site. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported the deal is expected to check in at around $6.3 million per season.

Monahan is just 21 and has already put up back-to-back 60-point campaigns for the Flames. He tallied 27 goals and 36 assists in 81 games last season. His scoring output ranked second on the team behind linemate Johnny Gaudreau (78 points).

In all, the sixth overall selection in the 2013 draft has scored 159 points in 237 games across three seasons in the NHL.

The previously restricted free agent stated during an interview with TSN in July that he wanted to remain in a Flames uniform for the foreseeable future, via

"I definitely want to be there for a long time," Monahan said. "So I would prefer a longer-term contract, but that's not up for me to decide. So I think I want to be there, I want to be in Calgary for the rest of my career, so that's something that I'm looking forward to doing."

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