The 18-year-old was Calgary’s seventh-round pick (198th overall) last June following a strong first season with Rimouski of the QMJHL and is the first player that the Flames have signed from that draft class. He followed that up with a better sophomore campaign, posting 28 goals and 36 assists in 67 regular season games. The Oceanic recently swept their first-round series against Chicoutimi and Zavgorodniy played a big role in that with four goals in as many games.
While not specified in the press release, the deal will begin in the 2019-20 season. However, he will be eligible for a contract slide if he plays in nine games or less with the Flames next year, something that has to be considered as a likely scenario at this point. Accordingly, the first year of the deal could roll over to the 2020-21 campaign.