CALGARY, Alberta -- Flames forward Sean Monahan signed a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.6 million Friday.The move leaves Johnny Gaudreau as the last remaining move in a busy Flames offseason. The 23-year-old is still without a new contract for next season.Todays about Sean, Brad Treliving, the clubs general manager, said at a news conference in Calgary. This is his day.Said Monahan: I dont want to play anywhere else. I would sign as long as I could and I think we found seven years fits. It was fair for both of us.The former sixth overall pick has quickly established himself as a two-way force for the Flames, an impact performer almost from the day he entered the NHL as an 18-year-old in 2013.He scored 22 goals as a rookie that season before finishing with a career-high 31 goals and 62 points as a sophomore. Monahan maintained that level of production with 27 goals last season, mostly alongside Gaudreau, adding a career-best 36 assists and 20 power-play points.Monahan has actually topped all players from his 2013 draft class in goals (80) and points (159), outpacing No. 1 overall pick?Nathan MacKinnon?(59 goals and 153 points) as well as Aleksander Barkov (52 goals, 119 points), the Florida Panthers young star.When you look at his production, when you look at what Seans done over the three years, hes been at the high end of that level, Treliving said.Monahan, whose serious demeanor at a young age has inspired a satirical Twitter account, @boringmonahan, is already doing just about everything for Calgary: He kills penalties, is a key part of the power play, wins 51 percent of his draws, posts positive puck possession stats and scores goals.In fact, only 20 players have scored more than him over the past three seasons, all the more impressive given that he wont turn 22 until October.Treliving said the deal, which keeps Monahan under contract until 2023, was as much about what Monahan had done already as what he stood to accomplish down the line.We look at this as securing Sean for really the prime years of his career, Treliving said. This is a young player whos established himself as a top player and important player in the league, but is still in a growth pattern. This is a young guy whos going to get better.This summer has been notable for the number of young stars signing rich second contracts. Similar such deals include other top centers such as MacKinnon (seven years, $44.1 million), Filip Forsberg (six years, $36 million) and Mark Scheifele (eight years, $49 million), as well as defensemen such as Seth Jones (six years, $32.4 million), Morgan Rielly (six years, $30 million) and Aaron Ekblad (eight years, $60 million).Notable stars still to be signed less than two months before the start of the regular season include Tampas Nikita Kucherov, Winnipegs Jacob Trouba, Anaheims Hampus Lindholm and of course, Gaudreau.Calgary, which missed the playoffs last season, has already had a hectic summer even before locking up its two young stars. The Flames hired Glen Gulutzan as their new head coach, traded for a new No. 1 goaltender in Brian Elliott, drafted Matthew Tkachuk with the sixth overall pick, and signed veteran Troy Brouwer to a four-year deal in free agency.Gaudreau, who turned 23 last week, is probably their top talent though and as yet without a new deal. The American winger has played only two NHL seasons, but is already an offensive whiz, posting career-highs of 30 goals and 78 points last season. He finished sixth in the NHL scoring race and will suit up with Monahan for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey next month.Im positive hes going to be here for Oct. 12 and going to be playing for the Calgary Flames, Monahan said, referring to the Flames season opener against the Edmonton Oilers.Well just continue to work at it, Treliving added. He wants to be here. We want him here. And you keep working away at it. We have every confidence were going to find a deal thats fair and works for both sides. 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Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Tommy Armstrong Jr. isnt pouting over not being voted a team captain, even though he is going into his fourth year as Nebraskas starting quarterback and was a captain in 2015.Captains are chosen, leaders are born, Armstrong said Monday. Day one, Ive always been a leader here.The situation is similar to what happened at Michigan State last year, when veteran QB Connor Cook wasnt voted a captain. The difference is that Cook expressed disappointment and Armstrong did not.That title doesnt mean anything to me, he said, just because at the end of the day I know Im a leader.Receiver Jordan Westerkamp, center Dylan Utter, safety Nate Gerry and linebacker Josh Banderas were voted captains. Armstrong said he voted for Westerkamp, his roommate, rather than for himself and that each of the four captains was deserving.Coach Mike Riley acknowledged he was a bit taken aback when Armstrong wasnt chosen, and he gave him a heads-up before he spoke to the team.I didnt want him to be surprised, just a blunt announcement like that, Riley said. He is absolutely still a leader on the team and hes really well respected, and we can attest to that with the votes he got.Armstrong isnt the first veteran Nebraska quarterback to come up short on a captains vote. Tommie Frazier wasnt a captain when he led the Huskers to national championships in 1994 and 95, and neither was Scott Frost when he led them to a share of the 1997 title.Armstrongs charge this season is to help the Huskers bounce back from a 6-7 record in Rileys first year. The seniorr from Cibolo, Texas, goes into Saturdays opener at home against Fresno State 22-11 as the starter.dddddddddddd. He matched his career high with 22 touchdown passes last season. He also had 16 interceptions, second most of any quarterback at a Power Five conference school.I think another year under his belt is a big, big deal, Riley said. Even through last year Tommy learned, progressed and played better probably in the last month. So I think he took that as a springboard into the opportunity to grow and play better this year.Though the Huskers feature one of the best receiving corps in the Big Ten, Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf plan to make use of Armstrongs running ability. That was on display in the Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA when Armstrong ran 10 times for 76 yards.It is a great weapon used wisely and not probably over-used, Riley said. If we can get him on the edge and its one-on-one, then thats pretty good. With this guys ability, we cant pass it up, and he doesnt want to, either. He likes it.Armstrong ran 98 times for 400 yards last season. Its possible his rushing numbers will be closer to what they were in 2014, when he had 145 carries for 705 yards in Bo Pelinis last season.If my number is called, when we need first downs and things like that, Im ready for it, he said. This is one of the things thatll help our offense improve, by having another threat in the running game. ' ' '