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Flames sign Sean Monahan to three-year deal worth up to $1.77 million per season

Monday, 07.22.2013 / 3:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Flames sign Sean Monahan to three-year deal worth up to $1.77 million per season

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames signed their top 2013 draft pick Sean Monahan to a three-year, entry-level contract Monday.

The Flames announced that Monahan signed a two-way contract that will pay a base salary of $832,500 with a signing bonus of $92,500 each year at the NHL level and a yearly AHL salary of $70,000.

If Monahan, an 18-year-old Brampton, Ont., native, achieves performance bonuses, he can earn up to $1.77 million per season with the Flames.

A centre who was chosen sixth overall in this year's NHL entry draft, Monahan has spent the past three seasons with the OHL's Ottawa 67's.

He recorded 31 goals and a career-high 47 assists with in 2012-13, matching the 78 points he produced in the previous campaign.

He won gold medals with Team Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and Canada’s under-18 national team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

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