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Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson (4) has signed a six-year extension with the club.

Candice Ward/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Rasmus Andersson to a six-year contract extension.

The 23-year-old from Malmo, Sweden and the NHL club agreed to a deal averaging US$4.55 million annually.

Andersson has three goals, nine assists and 33 penalty minutes in 44 games for Calgary this season.

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He’s in his second full year with the Flames.

The six-foot-one, 214-pound defender compiled 12 goals, 49 assists in 110 games over his first two pro seasons with Calgary’s AHL affiliate in Stockton, Calif.

Andersson appeared in the 2018 AHL all-star game.

Calgary selected him 53rd overall in the second round of the 2015 entry draft.

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