Flames, Jonathan Huberdeau agree to eight-year extension, $84 million

The Calgary Flames and newly acquired striker Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed to an eight-year contract extension worth $84 million, the club announced on Thursday evening.

The contract has an average annual value of $10.5 million and includes a full no-move clause. Years No. 7 and 8 on the deal also include a partial no-trade clause, in which Huberdeau can only be traded to 12 teams.

Huberdeau was the most important piece Calgary received in exchange for trading Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers in July. Before signing the deal, Huberdeau was set to become an unrestricted free agent next season.

The new contract, which starts in 2023-24, will keep him signed until 2030-31 at a significant pay increase – his current deal pays him $5.9 million per season.

The contract looks like this:

• 2023-2024: $7 Million Signing Bonus, $3.5 Million Salary
• 2024-25: $7 Million Signing Bonus, $3.5 Million Salary
• 2025-2026: $7 Million Signing Bonus, $3.5 Million Salary
• 2026-2027: $9.5 million signing bonus, $1 million salary
• 2027-28: $9.5 Million Signing Bonus, $1 Million Salary
• 2028-2029: $7 million signing bonus, $3.5 million salary
• 2029-30: $9.5 million signing bonus, $1 million salary
• 2030-31: $5 Million Signing Bonus, $5.5 Million Salary

Last season, the 29-year-old winger registered 30 goals and 85 assists for 115 points – tied for second in the league with former Flame Johnny Gaudreau, who released Calgary by signing a seven-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Just days after the Flames took over Huberdeau, who played the first 10 years of his career with the Panthers, the Saint-Jerome, Que. native indicated he would consider a long-term deal.

“I’m open,” he said.

“We never really talked about that. But I’m open to staying in Calgary for a long time. We’ve only been there 48 hours and we don’t have to go to Calgary to see everything, but I’m open to it and I’ll leave that to the GM and the agent. They already started talking about it. We will see what will happen. I am certainly open to it.”

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