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Monahan will remain with the Flames this season

The Flames have announced the rookie centre will not be sent back to the Ottawa 67's in the OHL

Wednesday, 23.10.2013 / 11:30 AM / News
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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Monahan will remain with the Flames this season
The Flames have announced the rookie centre will not be sent back to the Ottawa 67\'s in the OHL

GLENDALE, AZ -- Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster has announced rookie Sean Monahan will be spending the remainder of the 2013-14 season with team and will not be returning to his junior club, the Ottawa 67's (OHL).

Monahan, who was selected sixth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft in New Jersey, is leading the Flames in goals scored this year with 6 through 9 games. The 19-year-old also has the best shooting percentage on the roster, connecting on 28.6 per cent of his 21 shots on net this year, and leads the team with 2 power play markers.

He is currently sitting third in team scoring with 9 points. Captain Mark Giordano has also recorded 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists) this year but has done so in 8 games played.

Monahan has been held pointless in just 2 games this season - Oct. 16 in Anaheim and Oct. 22 in Phoenix. He registered his first NHL point in the Flames season opener in Washington on Oct. 3 - an assist on the Flames first tally of the year - and scored his first NHL goal the following night in Columbus.

The Brampton, ON also has a pair of multi-point games on his resume - Oct. 9 vs. Montreal and Oct. 19 vs. San Jose.

Prior to being drafted by the Flames, Monahan spent three seasons with the Ottawa 67's, serving as the club's captain in the 2012-13 season. In 185 games with the 67's, he scored 84 goals and 203 points. In his final year in Ottawa, he averaged 1.34 points-per-game.