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The Calgary Flames have re-signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one year, $850,000 contract. The 26 year old Hathaway was slated to hit arbitration with the team on a new year today, before the deal was announced.

CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The  signed Garnet Hathaway to a one-year contract.

Sportsnet senior writer and NHL insider Chris Johnston reported last week that Hathaway and the Flames were more than $300,000 apart on a contract, but evidently the two sides were able to bridge the gap before today’s arbitration hearing. 

Garnet Hathaway/Calgary Flames salary arbitration filings
Player ask: $975,000Team offer: $650,000
Hearing is scheduled for Monday.

The winger scored four goals and nine assists for 13 points in 59 games with the Flames last season and was also a powerhouse in the AHL for the team’s affiliate Stockton Heat. In the AHL, Hathaway tallied 11 goals and 19 points in just 18 games. 

Read below for the full press release from the Flames regarding today’s signing:

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have re-signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year contract.
Hathaway, a native of Kennebunkport, Maine skated in 59 games for the Flames last season scoring four goals and adding nine assists for 13 points. The 26-year-old winger also suited up in 18 games for the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League in 2017-18 scoring 11 goals and notching eight assists for 19 points. 
*Contract Status:*One year *AAV:*$850,000
*BORN:*Kennebunkport, ME *DATE:* November 23, 1991*HEIGHT:* 6’2’’ *WEIGHT:* 209 lbs

With Hathaway now inked, the Flames have just two remaining restricted free agents left to sign in Noah Hanifin and Hunter Shinkaruk. Hanifin, of course, was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes as part of a blockbuster deal that saw Elias Lindholm also head to Calgary with Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland heading to Carolina. Lindholm inked a five year, $29 million deal earlier this month, but negotiations have been slow going with Hanifin. With just over $4.5 million in cap space for 2018-19 however, Flames general manager Brad Treliving may be forced to move some salary to necessitate a new long-term deal for Hanifin. Expect veteran Troy Brouwer and his $4.5 million annual salary to be either traded or placed in the minors for next season.