Oliver Kylington Inks New Deal

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Calgary Flames defenceman Oliver Kylington has signed a new contract. The deal is expected to be worth $5 million dollars, and he has been locked up for two years. The 25-year-old Swedish defenceman is entering the prime years of his career and should be a crucial part of the team’s back end for the foreseeable future. This deal has an average cap hit of $2.5 million per season and helps avoid arbitration.

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Oliver Kylington Signs New Contract

Kylington is a young defenceman who has a significant upside to his game. Coming off a career year it garnered the attention of everyone around the league. After being drafted 60th overall in 2015, the homegrown talent has cemented himself on the blueline.

Kylington is a solid two-way defenceman. The Calgary defenceman produces from the backend offensively while also playing stellar in his end of the ice. He’s no Cale Makar or Adam Fox, but he does jump in on the offence, and this season saw his best year. Coming into this year, he has never been a multipoint defenceman or eclipsed the 10-point mark. In the 2021-22 season, he played in 73 games and scored nine goals and 22 assists for a total of 31 points. He finished with a Corsi For Percentage at 55%, ranked third among Calgary defencemen.

He helped form one of the better defensive pairs alongside Chris Tanev. Money Puck shows that when the pair was on the ice, their expected goals against per 60 minutes was 2.32. With the small sample size, while paired with Michael Stone the expected goals against per 60 minutes was 1.65. He had an on-ice goals percentage of 65.7%.

What It Means For The Team

This is huge for the team that has signed him. He is a defenceman that is coming into his own and is entering the prime of his career. This is only the beginning for him in terms of his production and play. He now is locked in longer-term and is a top-four defenceman. The Calgary Flames defenceman earned his pay and will pay off in the long run.

Calgary also avoids arbitration like it did when it signed Andrew Mangiapane to a three-year deal.

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