Flames sign Matthew Tkachuk to 3-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.
Tkachuk has 71 goals and 174 points in 224 regular-season NHL games since he was drafted sixth overall by the Flames in 2016. He’s added two goals and an assist in nine playoff games.
Getting the 21-year-old Tkachuk, who is effective getting under the skin of opponents, means another key part of Calgary’s nucleus will be staying in southern Alberta.
Top-line center Sean Monahan, 24, stands at $6.375 million through 2022-23.