Calgary Flames re-sign defenseman Anton Babchuk

The Calgary Flames have re-signed defenseman Anton Babchuk to a

two-year contract extension worth $5 million.

The 27-year-old played in 65 games with Calgary last season

after coming over in a trade from Carolina along with Tom

Kostopoulos.

Babchuk had 11 goals and 24 assists and was a team-best plus-14

with the Flames. He added eight points in 17 games with

Carolina.

Monday’s deal will pay Babchuk $2.5 million a year.

A first-round pick by Chicago in 2002, Babchuk has played 250

career NHL regular-season games, with 34 goals and 62 assists.