Calgary Flames sign D Rasmus Andersson to six-year extension

Updated: January 9, 2020 at 1:35 pm by Zach Laing

Dec 29, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson (4) controls the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Calgary Flames have signed D Rasmus Andersson to a six-year contract extension, the club announced Wednesday.

The deal sees the Flames buy two years of unrestricted free agency as Andersson, who was slated to be an RFA at season’s end, earns an AAV of $4.5-million.

Andersson was drafted by the club in the second round of the 2015 draft with a draft pick they acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Sven Baertchi. In 135 games with the Flames, he has scored 31 points. This season, he has 12 points in 45 games.

A jack-of-all-trades, Andersson has found himself playing time on both special teams for the club and joins Noah Hanifin as the clubs second young defenceman locked up long term.

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