Agent: Gaudreau has 'no intention' of asking for trade
The Calgary Flames' regular season begins in less than two weeks, and their leading scorer doesn't have a contract.
Johnny Gaudreau is a restricted free agent, and negotiations have been stalled since the summer, but the 23-year-old's agent, Lewis Gross, put any speculation of a trade to bed Sunday.
"We have no intention of asking for a trade at this time," Gross told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
However, Gross didn't shy away from saying the negotiations have dragged on long enough.
"Our last conversation with the Flames was on Sept. 9," Gross said. "We were told we'd get a call in two days. It hasn't happened. Next Friday will be a month."
Gaudreau said prior to joining Team North America at the World Cup that he wouldn't negotiate during the tournament, which has long since passed.
Gaudreau notched 78 points in 79 games last season. His linemate, Sean Monahan was also a restricted free agent this summer, but signed a seven-year extension in August.