The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Mikael Backlund.

“Mikael has an opportunity to step-up and attempt to secure a top two-line center position with our club,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “He is a very talented player who skates well, has excellent vision and possesses a strong skill set. As we have discussed with him, Mikael needs to work on his consistency and his focus in order to break through in a top six role and start to define his role on our team. We are excited about the level of competition that should exist in camp this fall and we expect Mikael to be in the thick of those battles.”


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