The Calgary Flames have managed to land a big free agent. TSN's Frank Seravalli is reporting that defenceman Connor Mackey will be signing with the team.
Mackey, 23, has spent the last three seasons with the University of Minnesota - Mankato. Over the course of 118 games, the blueliner has scored 18 goals and 43 assists for 61 points. This season he had seven goals and 24 points in 36 games and was also a plus-23. Mackey was named to the WCHA First All-Star team this past season and was the USHL defenceman of the year in 2017.
In more Calgary news, the Flames are also signing another undrafted defenceman, Colton Poolman out of North Dakota. He is the younger brother of Tucker Poolman, who plays for the Winnipeg Jets. Poolman, who spent four seasons at the University of North Dakota, totalled 18 goals, 57 assists and 75 points in 146 NCAA games.
In other college free agent news, the New York Rangers have signed undrafted free agent forward Austin Rueschhoff from Western Michigan. In three seasons at Western Michigan, The 6’7 winger totaled 35 goals, 35 assists and 70 points in 105 NCAA games.