Flames, Mikael Backlund agree to 2-year extension: Why did he decide to stay?

Flames, Mikael Backlund agree to 2-year extension: Why did he decide to stay?

The Calgary Flames and Mikael Backlund agreed to a two-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:

The deal carries an average annual value of around $4.5 million, per reports.
With the extension, Backlund was named the 21st captain in team history.
In 82 games with the Flames last season, the 34-year-old had a career season with 19 goals and a career-high 37 assists.
Backlund has played all 15 seasons of his NHL career in Calgary.

HE’S BACKS AND WEARING THE C!
We’re proud to announce Mikael Backlund has been signed to a two-year contract…


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