Flames sign ‘that Micheal Ferland’ to extension

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The Calgary Flames have signed big, physical forward Micheal Ferland to a two-year contract extension, with a reported cap hit of $825,000.

Ferland had just two goals in 26 games during the 2014-15 regular season, but the rookie became a real factor in the Flames’ first-round playoff victory over Vancouver, as the 23-year-old winger racked up hit after hit on the Canucks’ defense.

“It was that Micheal Ferland running around,” Canucks GM Jim Benning lamented during the offseason. “We need to be able to rise to the occasion in the playoffs and play with emotion.”

On top of all the hits, Ferland scored three goals in nine playoff games.