TSN is reporting that the Calgary Flames have signed Alex Tanguay to a 5-year, $17.5 million contract extension. Tanguay, who found chemistry with line-mates Jarome Iginla and Brendan Morrison finished last season with 69 points (22 goals and 47 assists) in 79 games.
At the end of last season, Flames General Manager, Jay Feaster, said that re-signing Tanguay was “a priority” and it appears as though it truly was. The 31-year-old centre returned to the Flames for a second time last season (after one-year stints in Montreal and Tampa Bay). He returned on a one-year, $1.7 million contract. This new deal will come with a cap hit of $3.5 million.
Tanguay will be entering his 12th year in the NHL and has 225 goals and 686 points In 818 career games.
I’m very pleased that Tanguay will be donning a Flames jersey again next season. He is one of the few people who has truly found success while skating with Jarome Iginla. Tanguay is a gifted passer who sees the ice incredibly well. He also has a great shot so he is an offensive threat himself. But when a guy consistently makes plays like the one below, it’s easy to see how he allows Iggy to reach is full potential.
What do you think? Is $3.5M per season too high? Is 5 years too long? Oh yeah, what about that no movement clause? Speak up below.