The day before the preseason opener, the Calgary Flames and RFA Andrew Mangiapane finally agreed to terms on a deal.
At one point, Mangiapane’s ask was rumoured to be around $1-million and that the Flames were somewhere around $850,000 — But, the deal was done for around $715,000 for a one-year, two-way deal.
But, on Sept. 13, 2019 Eric Francis posted to Twitter that things had changed in Mangiapane’s asking price.
“Mangiapane has made a concession of $200K after speaking to various people he is close to within the organization. His ask is now $850K on one-way deal and slightly more on two-way,” Francis said. “He is keen to get to camp to show his value. Flames QO is $715K and player has no rights.”
It seems like Brad Treliving had more leverage in the negotiations as the forward signed for the Flames’ asking price of $715,000.
Mangiapane did miss the Flames’ main training camp and spent the first day of preseason doing fitness testing. He is likely to draw into a lineup on Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks or Friday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Last season, the 23-year-old played in 44 NHL games with the Flames, scoring 8 goals and getting 5 assists for a total of 13 points.