The Calgary Flames have never shown anything but confidence when it came to getting Sean Monahan locked up to a long-term deal, and that was with good reason as the club announced Friday that they’ve finalized a seven-year pact with Monahan.
Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the contract will reportedly pay Monahan $6.375 million per season, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. That means Monahan is set to earn $44.625 million over the lifetime of the contract.
For Flames GM Brad Treliving, getting Monahan locked up to a deal that stayed below $6.5 million is an outstanding move and it’s the right salary at the right time for Monahan. It puts his cap hit in the same range as Filip Forsberg, Mark Scheifele and Nathan MacKinnon, three major restricted free agents who were in similar situations before signing contracts extensions earlier this off-season. Read more