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FLAMES SIGN ELIAS LINDHOLM

The forward has inked a six-year deal with the club

by CALGARY FLAMES STAFF @NHLFlames / CalgaryFlames.com

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract. 

Lindholm, a native of Boden, Sweden was acquired by Calgary on June 23 in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes which saw himself and defenceman, Noah Hanifin become Flames. The 23-year-old was drafted fifth overall by Carolina in the 2013 NHL Draft. In his five seasons with the Hurricanes he has netted 64 goals and added 124 assists for 188 points in 374 games. Last season he potted 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points in 81 games.

Contract Status: 6 years                 

AAV: $4.850M

BORN: Boden, SWE DATE: December 2, 1994

HEIGHT: 6'1" WEIGHT: 195 lbs.

SHOOTS: Right

DRAFTED: CAR - 1st round, 5th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft

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