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Certain teams are already putting on their offseason skates in the NHL, and one of them is the Calgary Flames, who this past year went 26-27-3 in the North Division.
One player who could net them a solid return is 26-year-old center Sean Monahan.
The Ottawa Sun broke the news on Tuesday that the Flames are currently listening to offers for the center’s services.
In 50 games this past season before being shut down for hip surgery, Monahan had 28 points total, 10 coming on goals and another 18 on assists.
Flames head coach Darryl Sutter said Monahan’s hip injury had been affecting him for the final 20 games he played, so he finally had surgery on it to correct the problem.
Monahan has two years left on his current contract with the Flames, one that pays him $6.375 million annually. The final three seasons of his contract include a 10-team no-trade clause.
Monahan was expected to be one of the best players on the ice after the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He was drafted 6th overall and made the 2013–14 edition of the NHL club out of training camp and scored 22 goals in 75 games as a rookie.
The question now is whether the Flames will get what they want for Monahan. In 591 games with the Flames, he’s got 204 goals, 235 assists and 439 points.