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Sean Monahan signs 7-year extension with Calgary Flames


AP
12:53 a.m. EDT August 20, 2016

CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan signed a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.6 million on Friday.

The move leaves Johnny Gaudreau as the last remaining move in a busy Flames offseason. The 23-year-old is still without a new contract for next season.

“Today’s about Sean,” Brad Treliving, the club’s general manager, said at a news conference in Calgary. “This is his day.”

“I don’t want to play anywhere else,” Monahan said. “I would sign as long as I could and I think we found seven years fits. It was fair for both of us.”

The former sixth overall pick has quickly established himself as a two-way force for the Flames, an impact performer almost from the day he entered the NHL as an 18 year old in 2013.

He scored 22 goals as a rookie that season before finishing with a career-high 31 goals and 62 points as a sophomore. Monahan maintained that level of production with 27 goals last season, mostly alongside Gaudreau, adding a career-best 36 assists and 20 power-play points.

Monahan has…

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