Just one day after being eliminated from the postseason, the Flames have started their offseason work, announcing the signing of center Martin Pospisil to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 19-year-old was Calgary’s highest draft pick (105th overall) back in 2018 following his rookie season with Sioux City of the USHL where he led the league in penalty minutes with 253, 77 more than the second place finisher. Pospisil’s second season with Musketeers was much more fruitful offensively as he finished second on the team in scoring with 63 points (16-47-63), good for a tie for eighth league-wide. That ranking could have been higher had he not had to serve a 12-game suspension.
Pospisil had initially committed to St. Lawrence University back in 2017 but back in November, Mike McMahon of the College Hockey News reported (Twitter link) that the process to clear him to play there hit a snag. Instead of trying to find another school to potentially try to play for, it appears he’ll kick off his professional career next season with Stockton of the AHL.