Flames sign defenceman Rasmus Andersson to six-year contract extension

Calgary Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4), of Sweden, as St. Louis Blues' Justin Faulk (72) defends handles the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Rasmus Andersson to a six-year, contract extension with an average annual value of $4.55 million, the team announced on Wednesday.

Andersson, a second-round pick by the Flames in the 2015 NHL draft, is plus-four with 31 points in 135 NHL games (including 12 points in 45 games this season). He is earning $755,833 in 2019-20 and was set to become a restricted free agent this off-season.

Calgary has four impending free agents remaining on the blue line, including potential unrestricted free agents T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic.

January 8, 2020

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Rasmus Andersson
Defence
AGE: 24

SIGNED BY
Calgary Flames
LENGTH
6 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Contract Extension
SALARY CAP HIT
$4.55 million
TOTAL
$27.3 million

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