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Flames sign first-rounder Poirier

Dec 31, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, NY - AUGUST 07: Emile Poirier #32 of Team Canada skates against Team Finland during the 2013 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp at the Lake Placid Olympic Center on August 7, 2013 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Getty Images

Emile Poirier has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.

Calgary acquired the 22 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from the St. Louis Blues in the Jay Bouwmeester trade and used it to select Poirier. The 19-year-old forward is one of three first rounders the Flames selected in 2013, including Morgan Kllimchuk and Sean Monahan.

Poirier has 24 goals, 39 assists, and 89 penalty minutes in 36 games with the QMJHL Gatineau Olympiques this season. That puts him on course to surpass his totals of 70 points and 101 penalty minutes in 65 contests in 2012-13.

He also scored a goal and registered an assist in three games with Calgary during the preseason.

The contract comes with a $925,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level and he is set to make $70,000 per season if he plays in the AHL.

  1. wishingtonredslur - Jan 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Good lord this team is getting powerfully, POWERFULLY, hard to continue to be a fan of. Where is the goalie we got from Detroit? What did we get against Philly 4 goals on 20 shots? Why is Monahan only getting 11 minutes a game? Is Glencross coming back soon? Aaaargghhhh.

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