Jay Feaster continues to cross items off his summer "to-do" list. This weekend RFA’s Lance Bouma and Paul Byron were inked to 1-year, two-way deals while word came down today that 6th overall pick Sean Monahan has been signed to a 3-year entry level contract. Like many high-level draft picks, Monahan’s deal features a few performance bonuses that push up the annual average cap hit to $1.775M per season.
Monahan may be in the mix to make the parent club this year, although unless the Flames figure he will be a Gabriel Landeskog or Sean Couturier level talent right off the bat, it would probably make a lot more sense to send him back to junior for one more season. No doubt he gets a 9-game try-out to start the year either way.
There are only two bits of business remaining for Feaster at this point: the Tj Brodie contract, which is a complicated, and RFA Carter Bancks, which should be a lot easier. No doubt Bancks will be inked within the next week or two (assuming the team plans on keeping him) and then it’s just down to waiting for Brodie’s bridge deal to be finalized.