Calgary Flames sign first-round draft pick Connor Zary

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CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed forward Connor Zary to a three-year entry level contract.

Zary, who is currently playing for Canada at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton, was Calgary's first-round pick (24th overall) in October's NHL entry draft.

According to the NHL's collective bargaining agreement, Zary's maximum compensation would be US$925,000 annually.

The six-foot, 185-pound centre from Saskatoon had 38 goals and 48 assists in 57 games for the Western Hockey League's Kamloops Blazers in 2019-20.

Zary had one assist in his first three games of the world junior tournament.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 31, 2020.

The Canadian Press