The Calgary Flames have reportedly made their big signing of free agency, adding forward Blake Coleman on a 6 year $4.9M AAV contract. There is no word yet on any NMC or NTC clauses. Coleman was most recently a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning the Stanley Cup in each of the last two seasons.
He was originally a 3rd round pick of the New Jersey Devils in 2011, and worked his way through college and the Devils farm system before becoming a full-time NHLer in 2017-18.
Coleman had 31 points in 55 regular season games last year for Tampa along with 11 points in 23 playoff games. He brings 48 games of playoff experience over the last two years.
Coleman is a solid producer at both ends of the ice and will likely fit into the Suter mold very well, as he likely slots into a top six position.
The Flames should have roughly $10.5M of cap space left with this deal and the Zadorov deal included.