Mark Jankowski Re-Signs with Calgary Flames

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Mark Jankowski #77 of the Calgary Flames skates in his first NHL game against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on November 28, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames have re-signed restricted free agent centre Mark Jankowski to a two-year deal worth $3.35million or $1.675 million per year. This deal carries him through the 2019-20 season.


Mark Jankowski Re-Signs With Calgary Flames

Jankowski has spent his entire two-year career with the Flames. He played just one game in 2016-17. Last year, in his first full season, Jankowski had 17 goals and eight assists for 25 points in 72 games. He also added 33 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 51 percent Corsi For with a relative Corsi of -3.6.

Jankowski was originally drafted in the first round, 21st overall in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames. He is coming off his two-year $2,987,500 entry-level contract with an AAV of $1,493,750. He signed this contract in March 2016. After being drafted Jankowski played four full years at Providence College and was part of a National Championship team. He also spent a full year with the Flames AHL affiliate in Albany.

What This Means for Jankowski Future

The big 6-foot-4, 202 pound centerman had a decent year for the Flames in his first full season. Jankowski was able to score two of his goals on the powerplay as well as two goals shorthanded. He was part of the second powerplay unit playing on the left side with Troy Brouwer and Mikael Backlund. Jankowski finished the year centering the top line of Johnny Gaudreau and Micheal Ferland, while Sean Monahan was injured. This shows that the Flames see a lot of potential in Jankowski. Expect Jankowski to start next season centring the Flames third line. The Flames hope that Jankowski can continue to grow, and might eventually push for a more ice-time and a role in the top-six.

 

Main Photo: NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 28: Mark Jankowski #77 of the Calgary Flames skates in his first NHL game against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on November 28, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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