Calgary Flames Sign Jonathan Huberdeau To Long-Term Extension

All the speculation that Jonathan Huberdeau wouldn't be willing to sign long-term with the Calgary Flames can be put to rest. The star winger has signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension ($10.5 million AAV) with the team.

The Flames acquired Huberdeau from the Florida Panthers last month as a part of the Matthew Tkachuk blockbuster. The Flames were able to land Huberdeau and more because he was set to enter the final year of his deal, but now, they do not have to worry about losing him. That changes the outlook of this blockbuster already.

Huberdeau is very likely going to finish his career as a Flame from here, as he carries a full no-move clause for its first six years. However, it does change to a partial no-move clause during its last two seasons (12-team trade list).

Nevertheless, after losing two star wingers in Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau, the Flames have thankfully inked Huberdeau long-term. Let's see how this deal ages.

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