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Calgary Flames Re-Sign Andrew Mangiapane on Win/Win 2-Year Deal

As per an official statement by the team, the Calgary Flames have reached an agreement with restricted free agent forward Andrew Mangiapane.

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As per an official statement by the team, the Calgary Flames have reached an agreement with restricted free agent forward Andrew Mangiapane. The player and the hockey club will avoid arbitration on October 20th and with the new deal and the terms of the contract will pay the forward $2.425 million per season over the next two seasons.

This past season was a break out year Mangiapane. Now 24 years old, he found full-time employment with the Flames and was a hard-nosed difference-maker. He scored 17 and 32 points in fewer than 14 minutes. The Flames are hoping he’s got the talent to take a step into a bigger and more offensive role with the team this coming season.

Mangiapane’s story is also a tale of hard work and determination. A sixth-round pick in 2015, he’s had to grind his way to the NHL to become a core piece. If he can play well during this new deal, he will still be an RFA (with arbitration rights) once this deal concludes, setting himself up well if he continues to be a top-six winger.

If he turns out to be a top-six winger, this is a win for both sides. The players gets a greater than three-fold raise, but the team gets a nice, thrifty number for the club over the next two seasons.

Andrew Mangiapane Calgary Flames
Andrew Mangiapane Calgary Flames

Flames With a Little More Work to Do

As for the Calgary Flames and what they’ve got next on their agenda, the team has Oliver Kylington left as a restricted free agent. Calgary has just over $77.5 million committed to just 17 players, meaning the rest of the roster will either have to be filled out on cheap deals or someone will be moved out.

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