Calgary Flames Sign Anthony Mantha & 3 Others

The Calgary Flames kicked off the first day of free agency with a flurry of activity, making four additions to their roster. 

Leading the pack is veteran winger Anthony Mantha, who signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million. 

The 6’5” forward, who split last season between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights, recorded 44 points in 74 games. With 494 NHL games under his belt and a total of 296 points, Mantha brings an offensive presence and valuable experience to Calgary's lineup.

In addition to Mantha, the Flames secured hometown defenseman Jake Bean on a two-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $1.75 million. 

Bean, a former first-round pick, spent the previous season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, tallying 13 points in 72 games. 

Known for his solid defensive play and notable success in the AHL, including a Calder Cup championship and an Eddie Shore Award as the league’s most outstanding defenseman, Bean adds depth and a reliable defensive presence to the Flames' blue line.

Rounding out the new signings are forward Ryan Lomberg and goaltender Devin Cooley. 

Lomberg, who played a key role in the Florida Panthers' 2024 Stanley Cup victory, inked a two-year deal with an AAV of $2 million. 

Known for his grit and energetic style, Lomberg returns to Calgary after four seasons in Florida. 

Meanwhile, Cooley, who made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks last season, agreed to a two-year contract featuring a two-way component in the first year and transitioning to a one-way deal in the second, with an AAV of $775,000.

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