Calgary Flames sign defenceman Juuso Valimaki to two-year deal

Edmonton Oilers' Jesse Puljujarvi (13) and Calgary Flames' Juuso Valimaki (6) battle for the puck during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021 (Jason Franson/CP).

The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Juuso Valimaki to a new contract, the team announced on Friday.

According to Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth two years, with a $1.55 million average annual value.

Valimaki was drafted 17th overall by the Flames in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The 22-year-old played 49 games in the 2020-21 NHL season, recording two goals and nine assists.

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