Calgary Flames ink Yegor Sharangovich to long-term extension

Calgary Flames, Yegor Sharangovich
Calgary Flames, Yegor Sharangovich / Derek Leung/GettyImages

Yegor Sharangovich was the prized piece in the first deal that Craig Conroy made as Calgary Flames General Manager, and now, after a breakout season, he's doubling down on his investment.

On day one of NHL free agency, the Calgary Flames announced a five-year contract extension for Yegor Sharangovich valued at an AAV of $5.75 million, with his agent Dan Milstein making it official on social media.

In year one with the Flames, Sharangovich started slow but finished the season incredibly well, leading the team with 31 goals, while putting up a career high in points with 59, 13 higher than his previous total. At 26-years of age, Sharangovich is still young enough to compete for the Flames throughout their rebuild, and while the team have an abundance of wingers, he figures to be in the top-six with the team for a long time to come.

Calgary experimented with Sharangovich as a center during parts of last season, but with Connor Zary, Nazem Kadri and Mikael Backlund expected to fill those roles in 2024/25, it leaves Sharangovich likely on the second line alongside Kadri and Andrei Kuzmenko.

There were plenty of highs and lows for Calgary in 2023/24, but with the team offloading Andrew Mangiapane in recent days, it makes sense to replace him with someone capable of replicating their production, so now we will wait and see whether 31 goals was an anomaly or if this is who he is moving forward.