The signing frenzy continues today with the Calgary Flames getting in on the action.  The club and Mikael Backlund came to terms on a 2-year contract extension worth $1.5 million per season.

Backlund appeared in 32 games for the Flames last season, netting eight goals and eight assists to go with his 29 penalty minutes.

“Mikael really stepped-up last season and took advantage of the change in direction under a new coaching staff,” Flames general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement. “He came into camp in very good shape and also had regained his confidence. He parlayed that into a strong season, and if it wasn’t for his injury we believe he would have progressed even further in his development.”


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