Jonathan Huberdeau She signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with Calgary Flames on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $10.5 million and starts with the 2023-24 season.
The 29-year-old left winger was traded from the Florida Panthers on July 22 with a defender Mackenzie and jealousforward prospect Cole Schwindt and a conditional first-round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft for forward Matthew Tkachuk and a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2025 Draft.
“I am delighted to be part of the Calgary Flames organization for the long term,” Huberdeau said. “I’m excited for this new chapter and committed to this team. I’ll give it my all, on and off the ice and can’t wait to play in front of the excited Flames fans.”
Huberdeau would have become an unrestricted free agent after this season, the last of a six-year $35.4 million (US$5.9 million) contract signed with the Panthers on September 7, 2016.
“We are excited to extend Jonathan’s extended tenure in Calgary,” said Brad Trilling, general manager of Flames. “He’s an elite player, and one of the premier league strikers who makes the players around him even better. We look forward to welcoming Jonathan into our community and his contributions to the success of our team.”
Huberdeau had 115 NHL points (30 goals, 85 assists) in 80 games for Florida last season, when he led the NHL in assists and tied the Calgary forward at the time. Johnny Goudro For second place in the scoring league. Gaudreau signed a seven-year, $68.25 million ($9.75 million AAV) contract with Columbus Blue Jackets on July 13.
Huberdeau helped the Panthers (58-18-6) win the Presidents Cup with the best NHL record for the first time in their history and earned five points (one goal, four assists) in 10 Stanley Cup games. Florida swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in four games in the second round of the Eastern Conference.
“a [heck] From a year to me, I couldn’t ask for more. She played well,” Huberdeau told NHL.com on June 26. I was consistent and was a good leader. But it was clearly how I learned a lot in qualifying. I haven’t played the best hockey game, but I think it’s obviously always tough in qualifying and you have to learn from that and you have to deal with it as well. When you’re in the playoffs, it never will… things won’t always go your way. And then next year, he’s just going to be a better and better player. And I want to continue what I did this year and continue in the qualifiers as well.”
Chosen by the Panthers with the No. 3 selection in the 2011 NHL Draft, Huberdeau has 613 points (198 goals, 415 assists) in 671 regular season games and 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 26 playoffs.
On Tuesday, the flames fell forward Andrew Mangyapan to a three-year contract worth $17.4 million ($5.8 million AAV) and a man of defense Oliver Killington On a two-year contract worth $5 million (US$2.5 million). Both were a restricted free agent scheduled for arbitration, Mangiapane on August 5 and Killington on August 10. Adam RosicaRestricted free agent, still unsigned.