10 days into restricted free agency and the parent club steps in and gives him a new 1-year 2-way extension but the 25 year old is fully expected to pull full time status up with the big club.
We shall see. He could possibly see some more time on the farm but it likely won’t be much as he should be able to play nicely into his role.
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Calgary Flames‘ undrafted 2nd year right wing Garnet Hathaway(64) spent the majority of his first season signed to a minor league contract with then affiliate Adirondack Flames posting solid numbers (19 goals, 17 assists), which was good enough to get him a two-year entry level deal towards the end of 2014/2015.
His numbers were decent in college hockey but nothing too stellar and in his first 9 AHL games (including one postseason) he failed to record a point.
A late cut to be reassigned to new affiliate Stockton Heat, he didn’t exactly go crazy on the score sheet but continued to show steady progress connecting for a tidy 6 goals, 17 assists in 35 contests.
It was enough to get him a first late season recall.
The 24-year old has skated 4 games averaging 20 shifts for roughly 14 minutes of playing time with 3 shots, a battering ram 19 hits, 7 breakups, 1 takeaway, 6 penalty minutes, 2 assists (in one game) and even :42 short-handed time. He also has a nice +3 rating in only one victory and 3 losses.
Impressive stats that should keep in up in the big league for awhile longer.
He’s set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the current campaign but will definitely be qualified to continue his pro game right where he is.