Calgary Flames sign RFA defenceman Connor Mackey, veteran forward Brad Richardson

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CALGARY – The Calgary Flames are beefing up their roster ahead of training camp, signing a pair of players to new contracts.

The club said in a release Wednesday that it had signed defenceman Connor Mackey to a two-year deal with an average annual value of US$912,500 and veteran forward Brad Richardson to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Mackey, 24, was a restricted free agent who made his NHL debut for the Flames last season, recording a goal and two assists in six appearances.

Calgary signed the undrafted native of Tower Lakes, Ill., in March 2020 after Mackey played his college career with Minnesota State University.

Richardson, 36, joins the Flames having already played 16 seasons in the NHL, including time with the Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, Nashville Predators and L.A. Kings.

The six-foot, 195-pound native of Belleville, Ont., has amassed 246 points (107 goals, 139 assists) over 825 career games.

Darryl Sutter, now head of the Calgary Flames, was behind the bench when Richardson won a Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2021.

Vancouver Canucks' Travis Boyd, left, skates away as Calgary Flames' Connor Mackey celebrates his goal with Andrew Mangiapane during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary on May 19, 2021.

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