Flames re-sign RFA Mark Jankowski to two-year contract


Buffalo Sabres Casey Nelson (8) defends Calgary Flames forward Mark Jankowski (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, March. 7, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

The Calgary Flames avoided arbitration with forward Mark Jankowski, re-signing the RFA to a two-year deal.

The team announced the new contract, which carries a $1.675-million cap hit through the 2019-2020 season, on Wednesday morning.

The 2012 first-rounder (21st overall) has been slow to develop but proved he was ready to make the jump to the NHL last season with a 17-goal rookie campaign and looks poised to factor into the lineup as a third-line centre in what is becoming an increasingly deep offensive group in 2018-19.

Jankowski, 23, was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on July 27 to determine his salary as he comes off the final year of his entry-level deal. The Flames still have hearings scheduled with Garnet Hathaway and David Rittich, while Brett Kulak’s took place Monday.

The club avoided the arbitration process with forward Elias Lindholm, who signed a six-year deal last week.

July 25, 2018


Mark Jankowski

Calgary Flames
2 yrs
$1.675 million
$3.35 million

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