CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have signed ahead Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year, $21 million deal.
The deal carrying an annual common worth of $7 million makes him the highest-paid Flames participant on the roster this season, and retains him with the staff by the 2021-22 season.
The transfer will get Tkachuk, who was a restricted free agent, to coaching camp eight days earlier than the Flames’ season opener Oct. Three towards the Colorado Avalanche.
Tkachuk has 71 targets and 174 factors in 224 regular-season NHL video games since he was drafted sixth total by the Flames in 2016. He’s added two targets and an help in 9 playoff video games.
The son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk and older hassle of Ottawa Senators winger Brady Tkachuk put up profession highs in targets (34), assists (43) and factors (77) final season.
Getting the 21-year-old Tkachuk, who’s efficient getting beneath the pores and skin of opponents, means one other key a part of Calgary’s nucleus might be staying in southern Alberta.
Star winger Johnny Gaudreau and captain Mark Giordano are each on the books with wage cap hits of $6.75 million by the 2021-22 season.
High-line middle Sean Monahan, 24, stands at $6.375 million by 2022-23.