NHL Rumors: Flames & Oliver Kylington Talking Contract Extension

The Calgary Flames and defenseman Oliver Kylington have expressed mutual interest in a contract extension, according to Daniel Austin.

Overcoming mental health challenges, Kylington returned to the ice with renewed vigor, showcasing his value as a key player on the blue line.

General Manager Craig Conroy's enthusiasm for Kylington's resurgence mirrors the Flames' recognition of his potential.

This past season, the 26-year-old recorded, three goals, eight total points, a -6 plus/minus rating, and 51 blocked shots across 33 games played.

As discussions loom regarding his contract, both parties are keen on solidifying their partnership for the long term. Negotiations are expected to revolve around striking a balance between rewarding Kylington for his contributions and ensuring the Flames' continued competitiveness within salary cap constraints.

Kylington is coming off a 2-year, $5M contract, signed back in 2022.

Kylington had a great season in 2021-22, recording nine goals, 31 total points, an impressive +34 plus/minus rating, and 79 blocked shots over 73 games played.

With Kylington's commitment to Calgary and the Flames' eagerness to retain his talent, the stage is set for productive negotiations that could cement his place within the team's future plans.

He is a former 2nd-round pick by the Flames in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports