Just moments ago the Calgary Flames announced that Rasmus Andersson has been extended for six years at an AAV of $4.55M. Andersson was a pending RFA this summer in the final year of his ELC.
Andersson has 12 points in 45 games so far this season, and has seen time on the top pairing on multiple occasions. This is his second full year in the NHL after he played 79 games last year, putting up 19 points.
Andersson joins Mark Giordano, Noah Hanifin, and Juuso Valimaki as the only defenders under contract heading into next year. Andersson is also now the Flames longest signed player, with the deal to expire in 2026.
The Flames drafted Andersson in the 2nd round back in 2015, with the pick acquired from the Vancouver Canucks for AHL forward Sven Baertschi.