Flames agree to 8-year, $84M extension with Huberdeau
The Calgary Flames and winger Jonathan Huberdeau agreed on an eight-year extension worth $10.5 million per season, the team announced Thursday.
The deal will kick in for the 2023-24 season. Huberdeau, whom the Flames acquired earlier this offseason in a blockbuster trade for Matthew Tkachuk, will count for $5.9 million this coming campaign as he plays out the final year of his existing contract.
"I'm thrilled to be part of the Calgary Flames organization long term," Huberdeau said. "I'm excited for this new chapter, and I am committed to this team. I'll give everything I have, on and off the ice, and I can't wait to play in front of the passionate Flames fans."
Calgary obtained Huberdeau, defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt, and a 2025 conditional first-round pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Tkachuk, who had informed the Flames he wouldn't sign a new deal. Shortly after the trade, Huberdeau said he'd be open to signing with Calgary long term.
Huberdeau will be the league's second-highest paid left-winger when his new contract kicks in, behind Artemi Panarin ($11.642 million per year). The lucrative extension will also make him Calgary's highest-paid skater by a significant margin, with Andrew Mangiapane ranking second at $5.8 million per year.
Huberdeau finished fifth in Hart Trophy voting this past season after posting a career-high 115 points and helping the Panthers capture their first Presidents' Trophy in franchise history. He's one of the NHL's most dynamic playmakers:
The 29-year-old played his entire career in Florida since being drafted third overall in 2011. Huberdeau has 613 points in 671 games.
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