NHL free agency news: Flames sign All-Star defenseman Noah Hanifin to 6-year deal

Noah Hanifin
Noah Hanifin (Getty Images)

The Flames have locked up All-Star defenseman Noah Hanifin to a long-term deal, Calgary announced Thursday.

According to Sportsnet, the deal is worth $4.95 million per year.

Hanifin was the No. 5 overall pick by the Hurricanes in 2015.

He was named to his first All-Star team in 2018 after scoring 10 goals and adding 22 assists.

The 21-year-old has scored 18 goals and added 65 assists in his young career.