Sean Monahan Signs Extension With Calgary

The Calgary Flames have signed centerman Sean Monahan to a long-term extension in order to prevent his free agency next year. According to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada, the extension will be for seven years and will carry an average annual value of around $6.3 million. This is a massive increase from his last contract, an entry-level deal worth $925,000 per year.

Sean Monahan Signs Extension With Calgary

During the 2015-16 season, Monahan played a total of 81 games, during which he amassed a total of 27 goals and 36 assists. His 63 total points served as a slight increase from his 2014-15 total of 62 points. Additionally, Monahan finished the season with a shooting percentage of 13.7% and an average time on ice of 19:10. Of his 27 goals, seven of them came on the powerplay, and five of them were game winners.

This contract extension will earn Monahan roughly the same as Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche and will make him the second highest paid player in the organization, behind captain Mark Giordano. Since being drafted sixth overall in 2013, he has played in all but nine of Calgary’s games and has totaled 20 goals in each of his three seasons. If he continues to be a 60-point player, locking him up for seven years will prove to be a wise move by the Flames, who will now look to come to an agreement with their young star Johnny Gaudreau.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 12: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames wins a face-off against Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period during the game at Consol Energy Center on December 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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