Elias Lindholm has signed a six-year, $29.1 million contract with the Calgary Flames.
In other words, Lindholm will come with a $4.85 million cap hit going forward. The Flames are taking a risk here, but not a bad one. Lindholm had 16 goals and 44 points in 81 contests last season and the 23-year-old’s career-high was 45 points, so by that measurement, this is an overpayment. However, he still has significant offensive upside and if he lives up to his potential then this might end up looking like a steal.
The HockeyFanLand Insight:
Absolutely love what the Calgary Flames have done with the 2018 NHL offseason. Lindholm will become the young power-forward we hoped he would be in Calgary. Expect a breakout season here. #FantasyWatch