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Flames ink Granlund to entry-level deal

Apr 20, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

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The Calgary Flames signed Markus Granlund to an entry-level contract, the National Hockey League club announced Friday.

It’s a three-year deal worth an average annual value of $925,000, including entry-level performance bonuses, as per the statement the Flames released on their website.

Granlund is Calgary’s second-round pick, 45th overall, from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. This was his third season with HIFK Helsinki in Finland. He also had a strong 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships for Finland this winter, scoring five goals and registering 12 points in six games.

The Flames also signed goaltender Reto Berra to an entry-level contract on Friday.

The Flames acquired the 26-year-old Berra – as well as Mark Cundari and a first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft – from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester two days prior to the league’s trade deadline.

Berra’s deal is one year at an average annual value of $1,381,250, according to another statement released by the Flames.

  1. atwatercrushesokoye - Apr 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    They need to quit winning, they’re going to play themselves out of a good draft pick, and then they’ll have to use their other first round picks in order to trade up if they want one of the big 3….we need all three picks! Stop winning!

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