The Calgary Flames have re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a one-year, two-way contract worth $715K. As training camp continues, the correct pieces are falling into place for the Flames.
Breaking down Mangiapane’s offensive contributions
Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, let’s take a look at what this could potentially mean for the Flames’ offensive outputs. The tool uses 5v5 offensive data from the 2016-17 through to the 2018-19 seasons and compares a player to the rest of the league by using standard deviations.
With Mangiapane looking to cement his status as a full-time NHLer, he saw his biggest success last season with the Flames. While his offensive impacts are a bit skewed due to minimal data from seasons prior to 2018-19, it’s still obvious that he made the Flames better when he was on the ice.
A high-energy player that was eager to shoot, his tenacity on the puck was often noticed. It was unfortunate that he was often held off the score sheet, but an upturn in his scoring wouldn’t be surprising at all based on the differences between his shot generation versus his scoring output.
After waiting out the RFA market, the Flames have managed to secure a contract extension with the fan-favourite, carb-loving player. Matthew Tkachuk‘s contract is the last on the Flames’ to-do list. Hopefully that will get sorted out in the near future. In the meantime, Mangiapane can join the team and partake in training camp.
Keeping Mangiapane as a member of the Flames organisation was the obvious choice. Besides, who doesn’t love carbs?
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