Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 2/28/13
Photo courtesy of Jack Dempsey / AP By: Christian Roatis (@CRoatis) The Calgary Flames made a huge splash today, signing Restricted Free Agent Ryan O’Reilly to an offer sheet. O’Reilly who has spent all three seasons of his career with the Colorado Avalanche refused several contract offers from the Avs, many believing money to be the reason he refused them. O’Reilly spent the lockout in the KHL with Magnitogorsk Metallurg recording five goals and ten points in 12 games. He was drafted 33rd overall by Colorado in 2009 and led the team in scoring last season with 18 goals and 55 points in 81 games. O’Reilly turned 22 on February 7th. Here’s what you need to know about the deal: • It’s a two year deal with an annual cap hit of five million dollars per season. The first year carries a base salary of $1 million with a $2.5 million signing bonus. The second year has a base salary of $6.5 million • O’Reilly’s pro-rated salary for this season only is $2.9 million. •  If the Avalanche choose...
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