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Flames Re-Sign Oliver Kylington

The defenceman is back for another season with the Flames.



The Flames announced today that they have re-signed defenceman Oliver Kylington to a one year, two way deal worth $750,000.

Kylington is an interesting Flames prospect, drafted in the second round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, but hasn't had the chance to make an impact at the NHL level.

Since being drafted, Kylington has played in just 87 NHL games (2015-20) with only 15 points to his name.

Kylington has been a frequent flyer between Calgary and Stockton and his name has been tossed around in trade talks from time to time.

In his 87 NHL games, Kylington has never been a hot mess on the ice, but nor has he been a difference maker either.

As the 2021 season approaches he could be fighting for his Flames life as Calgary doesn't have many spots open on the blue line. Mark Giordano, Noah Hanifin, Rasmus Andersson and Chris Tanev are locks to be four of the Flames six defenceman. The other two spots will be split between Kylington, Nikita Nesterov with Juuso Valamaki almost certain to take one of those final two spots. That doesn't leave much wiggle room for a player like Oliver Kylington who the Flames haven't shown much faith in up to this point.

by Mark Parkinson