Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames
General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of Dion Phaneuf
to a six-year contract extension.
“It remains very important for us to lock up our key young players,” said Sutter. “Our goal with Dion was to provide an arrangement that will allow him to take his game to the next level.”
“I’m excited about the prospect of playing another six years in Calgary,” said Phaneuf. “In fact, I never thought I would be playing anywhere else. I am proud to be a member of this organization and will continue to concentrate on the job at hand - making and advancing in the playoffs this year and for years to come.”
“Since Darryl drafted Dion in 2003, he has been on a strong and progressive career path,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King. “ Dion will remain a member of an important group of gifted young men who carry the Calgary Flames
banner and reputation in our community and throughout the League.”
“This is a strong and committed ownership group, “said Newport Sports Management’s Don Meehan. “It is a pleasure to work with the Calgary Flames
’ hockey group and senior management who are dedicated to the Calgary market and have made Calgary a great place to play.”
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Phaneuf is playing in his 3rd season with the Calgary Flames
. Phaneuf was Calgary’s 1st round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, and recently returned from the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta where he was named to the Western Conference’s starting line-up.