Flames teken Stanley Cup-kampioen Nazem Kadri by 'n 7-jaarkontrak

Die Stanleybeker-kampioen het 'n sewe jaar onderteken, $ 49 million contract Thursday with the Calgary Flames, het die organisasie aangekondig.

The move came shortly after the Flames traded Sean Monahan to the Montreal Canadiens to free up salary cap space.

Fans react after a goal by the Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri during the second period in Game 4 of a second-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

Fans react after a goal by the Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri during the second period in Game 4 of a second-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. (AP-foto/Jeff Roberson)

Nazem is a highly competitive top six player who makes our center ice position deep. He brings a high skill level and determination to our group, combined with his recent experience of a Stanley Cup championship,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said.

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Kadri helped the Colorado Avalanche win a title last season and waited a while to sign with a team.

The Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri (91) celebrates after scoring during the third period of Game 4 of a second-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues May 23, 2022, in St.. Louis.

The Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri (91) celebrates after scoring during the third period of Game 4 of a second-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues May 23, 2022, in St.. Louis. (AP-foto/Jeff Roberson)

Calgary has been wheeling and dealing in the offseason. After losing Johnny Gaudreau to the Columbus Blou Baadjies, the team traded Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers for Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar and a conditional first-round draft pick.

Kadri is an added bonus in a busy offseason.

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This is an exciting day for my family. I couldn’t be more thrilled to join such a passionate fan base and organization. I’ve always loved the city of Calgary, and I look forward to giving everything I have to this team,” Kadri said.

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, lêer)

Kadri had 87 points — 28 goals and 59 assists — in 71 games for the Avalanche last season.

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