Calgary Flames announce important contract extension

October 20, 2022  (7:01 PM)

With Jacob Markstrom in the net, you have a Vezina-caliber goalie, and who doesn't want that? You also want a solid 1B, for back-up and Brad Treliving just delivered that today.

Treliving announced that he was extending backup goaltender, Dan Vladar to a 2-year extension.
The extension will carry an AAV of $2.2 Million, he was traded to the Calgary Flames in July of 2021, for a 2022 3rd-round pick.
His previous contract was worth $2.25 million over three years with a cap hit of $750,000, signed while with the Boston Bruins, who drafted him 75th overall in 2015.

Almost immediately, too, as the Bruins flipped Vladar to Calgary in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick the same day they signed Ullmark. But the B's decided to maximize that further Friday, by flipping that third-round pick (No. 91 overall) to the Seattle Kraken in exchange for a fourth-round selection and fifth-round selection in Friday's Day 2 of the 2022 NHL Draft.

The Flames made out well, as the Bruins used the pick to acquire more assets in the draft.
With the first of the two picks from Seattle, the Bruins selected American center Cole Spicer.

A University of Minnesota-Duluth commit (Spicer had originally committed to North Dakota), the 5-foot-10 Spicer is coming off a 2021-22 that included 10 goals and 16 points in 26 games for the U.S. National Development Team.

And with the second pick obtained from the Kraken, which checked in at No. 132 overall, the Bruins selected defenseman Frederic Brunet. A 6-foot-2 left-shooting defenseman (who can also play forward), Frederic put up 12 goals and 46 points in 63 games with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Ranked as the No. 113 North American skater by Central Scouting, the Quebec-born Brunet fits the mold of the new-age defenseman, with some strong offensive skill to go with size.

Vladar has become a solid part of the Flames lineup, as recently head-coach Daryl Sutter stated that Vladar would end up playing one-game a week as well.
In 2021-2022, Vladar suited up for 23 games in the Flames organization, and posted 13 wins and 6 losses, and 2 ties, for a .906 SV%.
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