Coleman signs six-year, $29.4 million contract with Flames


Blake Coleman signed a six-year, $29.4 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $4.9 million.

The 29-year-old forward scored 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 55 regular-season games for the Tampa Bay Lightning last season, and 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help them win the Cup.

Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the third round (No. 75) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Coleman has scored 126 points (71 goals, 55 assists) in 301 regular-season games for the Lightning and Devils, and 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 53 playoff games.

Coleman also won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2020.

The Flames on Wednesday also acquired restricted free agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, and signed forward Trevor Lewis to a one-year, $800,000 contract. The 34-year-old reunites with Calgary coach Darryl Sutter, who he played for while winning two Stanley Cup championships with the Los Angeles Kings (2012, 2014). 

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