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Flames sign Sam Bennett to three-year deal

Sam Bennett impressed at the Flames development camp. (QMI Agency)

Sam Bennett impressed at the Flames development camp. (QMI Agency)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:00 PM ET

CALGARY - Fourth-overall pick Sam Bennett has put his signature on a professional contract.

The Calgary Flames announced Friday that the 18-year-old centre has inked a three-year, entry-level deal. Financial details were not disclosed.

"Wow what a day! Honoured to sign my first NHL contract with the @NHLFlames Dream come true," Bennett wrote on Twitter.

Bennett had 36 goals, 55 assists and 118 penalty minutes in 57 regular-season skates for the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs last winter.

The highest draft pick in Flames history, the 6-foot-1 pivot will return to the junior ranks if he doesn't crack the big club next season.

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