Hanifin says he's 'super close' to signing contract with Flames

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The Calgary Flames pulled off a blockbuster trade this offseason by dealing defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for young blue liner Noah Hanifin.

But before Hanifin, a restricted free agent, can suit up for his new team, he must put pen to paper on a new contract, which is apparently imminent.

While speaking with NHL.com's Dan Rosen, Hanifin said he's "super close" to signing with Calgary and has no qualms about a deal materializing before players report to training camp on Sept. 9.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving appears to share Hanifin's confidence, telling Rosen, "We're very excited to have Noah."

The fifth overall pick of the 2015 draft, Hanifin entered the NHL as an 18-year-old and completed all three seasons of his entry-level contract with the Hurricanes. He led all Carolina defensemen with 32 points last season.

Hanifin says he's 'super close' to signing contract with Flames
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