July 31 2013 05:58PM
TJ Brodie has finally put his mark on a new contract with the Flames.
The 23-year-old defenseman and Jay Feaster came to an agreement today on a 2-year, $4.25 million deal (AAV $2.125).
The merits of signing Brodie long-term were obvious, but for right now this contract gives the Flames a very valuable defender for a small price. However, if he continues to progress the way he has (or, hell, doesn't regress from where he's at this second) Calgary will be looking at a lengthy and expensive investment in the summer of 2015.
For those who worried: let this be a reminder that when dealing with RFA's, there's very little to be concerned about.
Brodie will still be an RFA at the end of the deal but he will have arbitration rights.
For more info on Brodie's play this season and the pros and cons of this contract, check out these links: