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Cole's Notes From Around The League: 6/13/15-6/19/15

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL. Anaheim Ducks Anaheim made no moves this week. Arizona Coyotes Arizona signed centre Ryan MacInnis to a three-year entry-level contract. Boston Bruins Boston signed defenceman Tommy Cross and winger Tyler Randell to one-year two-way contracts each worth $600K at the NHL level. Buffalo Sabres Buffalo made no moves this week. Calgary Flames Calgary signed centre Mikael Backlund to a three-year contract extension worth $10.725M. Carolina Hurricanes Carolina signed centre Derek Ryan to a one-year two-way contract worth $600K in the NHL and...

Flames re-sign Mikael Backlund

We've been begging for it all season, and it's finally here. The Flames officially got the off-season underway by announcing the re-signing of no-longer-RFA Mikael Backlund. The much anticipated move finally came to fruition, as the 26-year-old Swedish centre received a three year, $10.725M contract, with an AAV of $3.575M. Backlund came off another productive year for the Flames, becoming one of the NHL's best kept secrets. While he lacked in points production, he was a possession monster, a penalty killer, and one of the reasons the Flames made the playoffs this year. Mikael Backlund...

2014-15 report cards: Mikael Backlund's season

In continuing to grade the Flames, today we look at the guy who has been through a lot in his six seasons with the team: Mikael Backlund. Mikael Backlund has had a very tumultuous time with the Calgary Flames. Once the only first round draft pick that was showing anything resembling NHL ability, he was placed on the fourth line, bottom six, with only flashes of playing time with high end players. He just couldn't seem to score, but he could do absolutely everything else. That all changed in January 2014 when Bob Hartley, out of options, needed a centre. Backlund was rescued from the fourth...

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