Monahan to remain with Flames this season

TSN.ca Staff
10/23/2013 2:28:48 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

Sean Monahan is sticking around.

The Calgary Flames announced the rookie forward will stay with the team past his “nine-game NHL tryout," activating the first full season of his three-year entry-level contract.

"We believe his development is best served with us," GM Jay Feaster said in the team release. "We feel good about him. We feel good about the decision we've made."

"He's a 19-year-old going on 29 years old."

It was expected the Flames would send Monahan back to his junior team, the Ottawa 67s, before his entry-level deal kicked in but his impressive play to start the season made the team think twice.

The just-turned 19-year-old has six goals and nine points in his first nine games, helping the Flames to a surprisingly competitive start the season, with a record of 4-3-2.

The Flames also tweeted that they will make a decision on Monahan's potential participation in the World Junior Championship closer to the start of the tournament.

He was selected sixth overall in this year's NHL Draft.

Sean Monahan (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

2014-15 NHL Preview

From The Hockey Insider

TSN's Bob McKenzie sets up the start of training camp, going one-on-one with the GMs from all seven Canadian teams.

WATCH: Bryan Murray - Ottawa Senators

WATCH: Dave Nonis - Toronto Maple Leafs

WATCH: Kevin Cheveldayoff - Winnipeg Jets

WATCH: Marc Bergevin - Montreal Canadiens

WATCH: Brad Treliving - Calgary Flames

WATCH: Craig MacTavish - Edmonton Oilers

WATCH: Jim Benning - Vancouver Canucks

TSN.ca previews what to expect out of the NHL's 30 teams as we count down to puck drop. Check daily for team previews and updates on each Canadian franchise leading up to Oct. 8.

Latest Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television