On Monday, the Calgary Flames announced that they have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

T.J. Brodie

T.J. Brodie

The 24-year-old is a native of Chatham, Ontario. He has begun the 2014-15 season with three goals and four assists for a six game point streak. At present, his point streak marks the longest in NHL on the season and is a career high for Brodie. He leads all players currently in the NHL with his impressive total of 176 minutes of ice time and he is tied with Tampa Bay Lightning’s Victor Hedman as most points among defensemen with seven.

Brodie was drafted by the Flames in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Level Draft. During his time in the NHL, he has earned 11 goals and 55 assists for a total of 62 points in 192 games.

During the 2012-13 shortened season, after the Calgary Flames season ended, Brodie was invited to join Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Championship, after playing more than 20 minutes of ice time a game for the Flames and scoring 2 goals and 14 points in the 47 games. During the IIHF World Championship, he got one assist in the seven games he played before Team Canada was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

At the end of the 2012-13 season he was a restricted free agent and signed a two-year contract extension. With the new contract, he will continue to represent the Flames and they have clearly recognized the growth he has shown and his commitment to the team and to making them a winning group.

His statistics to date, according to HockeyDB:

A family historian by profession, Rhonda R. McClure has loved hockey since she was a child in New Hampshire. Any opportunity to combine her love of writing, hockey and research is something she looks forward to with much enthusiasm. She's been accused of seeking out shinny games when there are no other hockey events taking place. She is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research. Follow her on Twitter at @HockeyMaven1917.

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