Jonathan Huberdeau Calgary Flames contract extension

The Calgary Flames have signed newly-acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau to an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with an average annual value of $10.5 million.

“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.”

“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.”

Huberdeau and defenseman Mackenzie Weegar were acquired from the Florida Panthers on July 22 as part of the return for Matthew Tkachuk.

Huberdeau, 29, finished last season with 30 goals and an NHL-best 85 assists for a career high 115 points. In 671 career games with the Panthers, the Saint-Jerome, Que. native has scored 198 goals and added 415 assists for 613 points. He was originally selected third overall by the Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft.

A two-time All-Star, Huberdeau was awarded the Calder Trophy following the 2012-13 season.

More to come.

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