The Calgary Flames and forward Jonathan Huberdeau came to terms on an eight-year extension worth an annual average of $10.5 million. The $84 million extension will run from 2022-23 through 2030-31, making it the most expensive deal in Flames franchise history.
“We are excited to extend Jonathan long term in Calgary,” said Flames general manager Brad Treliving. “He is an elite player, one of the premier forwards in the league who makes players around him better. We look forward to welcoming Jonathan to our community and his contributions to our team’s success.”
Huberdeau was one of the best forwards in the league last year, finishing fourth in Hart Trophy voting and tied for second in league scoring with Gaudreau. Treliving called him one of the “premier forwards in the league.” He finished fourth in Hart Trophy voting last season and is expected to pair nicely with center Elias Lindholm in Calgary.
The Flames lock up their newly-added elite passer and Jonathan Huberdeau got himself quite a raise. pic.twitter.com/yCgKYhfnzk
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Before Calgary, Huberdeau spent 10 years with the Florida Panthers after being drafted by the organization third overall in 2011. He notched career highs with 85 assists and 115 points last season, helping guide the Panthers to their first playoff series win since 1996.
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