NHL: Flames re-sign Andrew Mangiapane and Oliver Kylington, plus other signings

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Apr 21, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane (88) celebrates a goal by defenseman Christopher Tanev (8) (not pictured) against the Dallas Stars at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The Calgary Flames and forward Andrew Mangiapane have come to terms on a new three-year contract with an AAV of $5.8 million.

Announced late on Tuesday night, the agreement means both sides avoided an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for this Friday.

Mangiapane had a career year for the Flames last season recording 35 goals, 20 assists and 55 points (all single-season highs) in 82 games.

Flames sign Andrew Mangiapane and Oliver Kylington

Mangiapane, 26, was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of he 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In his career, the winger has recorded 132 points in 260 contests. He also has 12 points in 27 career playoff matches.

The Flames also signed another restricted free agent heading for arbitration in defenseman Oliver Kylington. Terms released by the team are for two-years with an AAV of $2.5 million.

Kylington, 25, registered 9 goals and 31 points in 73 games in 2021-22. For his career, he’s amassed 47 points in 168 contests. The Flames drafted him in the second round of the 2015 Draft.

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Dec 30, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Andrew Mangiapane (88) celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Seattle Kraken during the third period at Climate Pledge Arena. Calgary defeated Seattle 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Devils sign Tyce Thompson

The New Jersey Devils avoided arbitration by signing forward Tyce Thompson to a two-year contract Tuesday.

It is a two-way deal in 2022-23, worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL, and a one-way deal in 2023-24 for $775,000.

Thompson, 23, played in two games for the Devils in 2021-22 before missing most of the season following shoulder surgery in November.

He returned to the ice with the AHL’s Utica Comets on April 1 and posted 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 16 games.

A fourth-round pick by New Jersey in 2019, Thompson has one assist in nine career contests with the Devils.

Rangers sign C.J. Smith

The New York Rangers announced a one-year contract with forward C.J. Smith on Tuesday.

Smith, 27, collected 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 60 games for the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last season.

He has played in 15 NHL games over parts of four seasons. He appeared in one game for the Carolina Hurricanes last season but did not score. He played in 14 games over three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres (2016-17, 2018-19 and 2020-21), tallying two goals and an assist.

Before going pro, the Des Moines, Iowa, native spent three seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, totaling 125 points (56 goals, 69 assists) in 120 games.

–Field Level Media contributed to this article