Phaneuf signs six-year contract extension with Flames

2/6/2008 - NHL Dion Phaneuf Calgary Flames + more

CALGARY -- All-Star defenseman Dion Phaneuf has signed a six-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames.

Financial terms of the deal were not announced, but TSN of Canada reported that sources said the deal will average $6.5 million a season.

The third-year defenseman is in the final season of his entry-level contract and is earning slightly more than $940,000.

Phaneuf has 35 points in 53 games this season and scored a goal in the NHL All-Star Game last month.

The 22-year-old is one of several Flames who have signed long-term deals.

Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff and Robyn Regehr are also under contract for several years in Calgary.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.