Despite losing Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane doesn't want to hear any excuses next season.

"I think our whole team needs to be maybe 10% better and just grow and build off the season that we had last year," Mangiapane said, according to Postmedia's Wes Gilbertson. "Yeah, we lost two good players, but we didn't lose our whole team.

"I think the majority of guys are still here, and the majority of guys that were here were successful because of who they are. I feel if everyone is putting in the work and growing, this could be a very special year for us."

Like most of the Flames, Mangiapane enjoyed a dominant 2021-22 campaign with a career-high 35 goals and 55 points in 82 contests. Calgary rewarded Mangiapane for his production by signing the restricted free-agent winger to a three-year pact worth $17.4 million on Tuesday.