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September 25, 2019
Another restricted free agent has agreed to terms on a new contract with his team. Just days after the Tampa Bay Lightning were able to sign Brayden Point to a three-year contract, the Calgary Flames also inked Matthew Tkachuk to a contract of the same length. (READ MORE) by
The Calgary Flames have signed forward Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year, $21 million deal.
The deal carrying an annual average value of $7 million makes him the highest-paid Flames player on the roster this season, and keeps him with the team through the 2021-22 season.
The move gets Tkachuk, who was a restricted free agent, to training camp eight days before the Flames’ season opener Oct. 3 against the Colorado Avalanche. (READ MORE) by Associated Press
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the third year of the contract will see Tkachuk earn $9 million, the same as Brayden Point. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie notes that Point‘s three-year, $20.25 million contract signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this week has served as a catalyst in talks between the two sides. (READ MORE) by TSN.ca Staff