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Flames Ink Lindholm For The Long Term

Elias Lindholm joins the majority of the Flames core for the foreseeable future.

Carolina Hurricanes v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

One of the Flames biggest off season acquisitions is going to be sticking around for a long time. Calgary and Elias Lindholm came to terms on a 6 year, $29.1 million dollar contract this afternoon.

With Lindholm in the fold for 6 years, the Flames now have the core of their team locked up long term. The native of Sweden will join Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Mikael Backlund, James Neal and Mark Giordano as Flames players who are under contract for the foreseeable future. The Flames will no doubt be looking to add Matthew Tkachuk and Mark Jankowski to that list as well.

Lindholm played his entire career in Carolina before being dealt at the NHL Draft to Calgary in a deal that saw Micheal Ferland, Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox head to the Tarheel State. Last season the forward/centre played in 81 games and notched 44 points, which is the second best of his young career. Calgary is getting a young and talented player who can play to positions and now they have him for 6 years.