Flames sign RFA forward Elias Lindholm to six-year deal

Former Carolina Hurricanes centre Elias Lindholm has signed a six-year deal with the Calgary Flames. (Paul Sancya/CP)

The Calgary Flames have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year, $29.1-million deal, the team announced Monday.

The contract carries a $4.85-million cap hit through the 2023-24 campaign.

The 23-year-old RFA was due a new contract, coming off a two-year bridge deal he signed with the Hurricanes. The Flames landed Lindholm’s rights, along with fellow RFA Noah Hanifin, in a trade last month which saw Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and prospect Adam Fox head to Carolina in return. The signing of this new contract means the two sides avoid arbitration.

The Swedish centreman/winger is coming off the second-best season of his career, scoring 16 goals and adding 28 assists for 44 total points on the season — his second straight year surpassing the 40-point plateau. He has registered a total of 64 goals and 124 assists for 188 career points in 374 NHL games over five seasons since being selected fifth overall by the Hurricanes in 2013, which is just one spot ahead of where the Flames drafted now-teammate (and possible upcoming linemate) Sean Monahan.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving’s busy off-season continues, with a few more RFAs — including Hanifin — to lock up. Garnet Hathaway, Mark Jankowski, Brett Kulak and David Rittich also filed for arbitration.

July 16, 2018


Elias Lindholm

Calgary Flames
6 yrs
$4.85 million
$29.1 million

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