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Flames Sign Two Defensemen for the 2020-21 Season

CALGARY – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed college free agent defensemen Connor Mackey and Colton Poolman to a one-year entry-level contract starting in 2020-21.

Mackey, a native of Barrington, Illinois plays at Minnesota State University – Mankato, where he finished the season with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points in 36 games. The 23-year-old skated in three seasons for Minnesota State University – Mankato, totaling 18 goals and 43 assists for 61 points in 118 games from 2016-17 to 2019-20. The 6’2.5″ blueliner was named to the WCHA First All-Star team this past season finishing at a league-high +19 and helping the Mavericks to a league-best 31-5-2 record. Mackey was the USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2017 and also made the USHL First All-Star team.

BORN: Barrington, IL DATE: September 12, 1996

HEIGHT: 6’2.5″ WEIGHT: 205 lbs.


Poolman, a native of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, plays at the University of North Dakota where he finished the season with four goals and 13 assists for 17 points in 31 games. The 24-year-old skated in 146 games for UND over four seasons, totaling 18 goals and 57 assists for 75 points. The 6’1″ blue-liner captained the Fighting Hawks for the past two seasons and was named as an honorable mention to the NCHC All-Star Team in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

BORN: East Grand Forks, MN DATE: December 18, 1995

HEIGHT: 6’1″ WEIGHT: 198 lbs.


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