Flames sign Tanguay to 5-year, $17.5M contract



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.

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

  • OldeBuffalo

    In reply to the previous posed question: WHAT SHOULD THE FLAMES DO IN THE OFF SEASON? I wrote:

    First you get your President in place – Ken King is the right guy.KEN KING IS CONFRIMED AS PRESIDENT –check

    Then you confirm Jay Feaster as your General Manager.JAY FEASTER IS CONFIRMED AS THE GENERAL MANAGER. -check

    Then you decide on the right head coach and hire him or confirm him.BRENT SUTTER IS CONFIRMED AS THE HEAD COACH – check

    Forward thinking coaches can come out of the American Hockey League (and I exclude Abbotsford). You might find him in University hockey, or one that is presently employed as an NHL assistants or is a successful head coach in the junior leagues.

    Then your new head coach hires the assistants that he wants to work with. ONE NEW ASSISTANT COACH, AN ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH AND A GOAL KEEPER COACH ARE HIRED – check

    Then the General Manager starts putting the right players in place by trading the ones that don’t fit the new system.

    You can always move players by working with them and their agents when you tell the player they no longer fit in the teams plans. Players want to play and they want to be wanted. They’ll move to another team if they’re included in the process even it they have a no-trade contract. REGEHR AGREES TO WAIVE HIS NO-TRADE CONTRACT AND IS TRADED TO BUFFALO – checkOLDE BUFFALO IS FIVE for FIVE SO FAR.  Not bad for a rookie GM eh!

    • http://redmileblog.com Greg @ Red Mile Blog

      Not bad at all! :)

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