On Sept. 6, Sportsnet’s Eric Francis reported that the Calgary Flames and RFA Andrew Mangiapane are about $200,000 apart in contract negotiations.
The 23-year-old left-wing is seeking $1-million, while the Flames are offering Mangiapane $800,000 for a 1-year deal, according to Francis.
Mangiapane is coming off a three-year, entry-level contract that paid him a base salary of $650,000. Last season, Mangiapane played in 44 NHL games with the Flames and had 8 goals and 5 assists for a total of 13 points.
He also had one playoff goal in Game One against the Colorado Avalanche on April 11 after playing only less than eight minutes.
According to Francis, ” Treliving still isn’t in any hurry to end the player’s waiting game as main camp doesn’t open until Sept. 12.”
With both camps being apart on roughly $200,000 this close to the season, it appears it’s a waiting game to see which side will give in.
One thing that is important to note is that the Flames’ seem to want to sign Mangiapane to a 1-year deal, so the young forward can have an extra year to prove himself after only playing 54 NHL games and 44 of those games being from last season.
Although Mangiapane had impressive numbers for his ice time last season, the Flames are going to need to see more of him before making him a larger and more accurate offer.