Jay Featser and the rest of the Calgary Flames management announced the signing of the sixth-overall draft pick in the 2013 Draft, Sean Monahan. Monahan, a center from Ontario, played 58 games with the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL last season and recorded 78 points.
“Getting Sean signed prior to Rookie Camp and Main Camp has always been our priority and we are very pleased to have him in the fold,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “From our very first interaction with him, Sean has demonstrated a seriousness of purpose and a steadfast resolve to be the very best player he can be, and his character and work ethic have continued to shine through in his preparation this summer. Not only is Sean a very good hockey player, but he is a great person as well. He had a solid showing at our recent Development Camp, and as we shared with him afterward, we look forward to watching him play at our Rookie Tournament in Penticton and then attempt to compete for a spot at Main Camp in Calgary.”
The three-year, entry-level contract has an NHL base salary of $832,500 and a signing bonus of $92,500 each year. In the AHL, Monahan will earn $70,000 per year. There are “A” performance bonuses available ($850,000) in each year so the contract carries an Average Annual Value of $1,775,000 (only if he earns all bonuses).