Calgary Flames Sign Forward To Multi-Year Deal

The Calgary Flames have secured the services of forward Walker Duehr for another two years by signing him to a one-way contract extension with an annual cap hit of $825K.

Duehr, a 25-year-old from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, joined the Flames as an undrafted free agent in 2021 after playing four seasons with Minnesota State University.

In his debut season with the Flames, Duehr was solid with seven goals and 11 points in 27 games. Prior to his breakthrough season, Duehr had played for Calgary's AHL affiliates for over two seasons and spent four seasons in the NCAA.

The contract extension comes at a crucial time for the Flames, who are aiming to rebuild after underperforming in the regular season.

Despite not being a prolific scorer with a career-high of 27 points, Duehr's low cap hit and track record make him a valuable asset for bottom-six minutes and physical play, as demonstrated by his 55 hits and 47 shots on goal last season.

While Duehr would have been eligible for arbitration this summer, the Flames secured his services for the next two years with this contract extension. This move is a safe, low-risk option for the team as they continue to evaluate their roster and make decisions about other players, including some unrestricted free agents.

Overall, Duehr's extension is a well-deserved boost for a player who has worked hard to make his mark in the NHL and AHL. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports