Calgary Flames Sign Defenseman to Multi-Year Deal

The Calgary Flames and defenseman Oliver Kylington have agreed on a two-year contract extension worth $2.5 million per season. The restricted blueliner and the Flames were scheduled for arbitration on Aug.10 and avoided the awkward meeting thanks to the announced agreement.

The 25-year-old is versatile and skilled enough to play either side on the back end for the Flames. Last season Kylington enjoyed a breakout season, playing in a career high 73 games, scoring nine goals and recording 31 points.
The Swedish defender played just over 18 minutes of ice-time a night. It was by far his best season in the NHL in 2021-22, after being selected by the Flames 60th overall in 2015.

General manager Brad Treliving has been busy lately, signing Kylington and visiting newcomer Jonathan Huberdeau at his home in Montreal. The Flames are going to be a much different team next season and hope to achieve enough to entice Huberdeau to stick around.
Now Treliving turns his attention to Andrew Mangiapane, the team's lone RFA remaining. The Flames have roughly $9 million in cap space remaining and are likely going to look at a five-to-six year deal for Mangiapane at roughly $4.5 million per season.

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