Calgary Flames sign Swedish defenceman Rasmus Andersson to entry-level contract

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CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Rasmus Andersson to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Andersson was Calgary’s first pick in this year’s NHL draft at 53rd overall in the second round.

The six-foot, 212-pound defender from Malmo, Sweden, turns 19 in October.

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Andersson had 12 goals, 52 assists and was plus-14 in 67 games for the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts last season. He also contributed a goal and three assists in nine playoff games.

Over two seasons with the Swedish Elite League’s Malmo Redhawks prior to joining the Colts, Andersson had six goals and 18 assists in 81 games.

The Canadian Press

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