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Late Evening Contract News On Jonathan Huberdeau

added 11;13pm, Calgary release is below.

The Flames announced today that they have agreed to a contract extension with newly-acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau, with an eight-year term and an AAV of $10,500,000.

"We are excited to extend Jonathan long term in Calgary," said Flames general manager Brad Treliving. "He is an elite player, one of the premier forwards in the league who makes players around him better. We look forward to welcoming Jonathan to our community and his contributions to our team's success."

"I'm thrilled to be part of the Calgary Flames organization long-term," Huberdeau said. "I'm excited for this new chapter and I am committed to this team. I'll give everything I have, on and off the ice and I can't wait to play in front of the passionate Flames fans."

He had 30 goals and 85 assists for 115 points last season with Florida, finishing tied for second for the most points in the NHL scoring race, including a league-leading 85 assists. The 29-year-old is nearly a point-per-game player over his NHL career with 613 points (198G, 415A) in 671 games. The left-shot forward spent all 10 of his previous NHL seasons in Florida after being drafted in the first round (third overall) by the Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft.

Huberdeau was acquired by the Flames on July 22nd along with defenceman MacKenzie Weegar, forward Cole Schwindt and a conditional 2025 first-round pick from the Florida Panthers.

BORN: Saint-Jerome, QC DATE: Jun. 4, 1993

HEIGHT: 6'1" WEIGHT: 202 lbs.



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Steeb's avatar

The entire city of Calgary, as one, sighs in relief.

Posted by Steeb on 08/04/22 at 11:50 PM ET

Chet's avatar

Holy shit this deal is bad on day 1. The rare Huge Mistake.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 08/05/22 at 03:26 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar


24 year old Tkachuk for 8 years / $76,000,000

29 year old Huberdeau for 8 years / $84,000,000

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 08/05/22 at 08:42 AM ET


I’m guessing the people who said “If Calgary can extend one of the players they got for Tkachuk they might actually win the trade” weren’t envisioning this contract.

Posted by GMoney on 08/05/22 at 08:54 AM ET


Posted by GMoney on 08/05/22 at 08:54 AM ET

I’d be interested in knowing what they were envisioning because it sure as shit wasn’t going to be cheap to get him to stay after being traded out of the tax free sandy beaches of the sunshine state to (insert your own flowery adjectives here) Calgary

Posted by MZ2215 on 08/05/22 at 09:12 AM ET


I’d be interested in knowing what they were envisioning

I’m guessing not $10.5M for eight years (making it a NINE-YEAR, $90M commitment), with the new contract starting when he’s 30-years old, signed after a clearly unsustainable career year in which he nearly equaled two previous seasons’ production combined, on a contract that’s bonus-laden to the point of being essentially buyout-proof (unless you’re the Minnesota Wild) and that has a full NMC until he is THIRTY-SIX years old.

If he doesn’t continue to be a 100+ point player, the contract will be an albatross before it even kicks in next summer, when he’s 30.

That’s just my guess though.

Posted by GMoney on 08/05/22 at 10:35 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

They sure didn’t want to wait until he’d slated in a Calgary jersey

It’s a crap contract but they needed to do SOMETHING. Either sign him or dump the team and start over. It’s just amazing how quickly things changed for them from May.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/05/22 at 10:51 AM ET


Posted by GMoney on 08/05/22 at 10:35 AM ET

Guess they were wrong then eh?

Regardless of the opinions of uninvolved parties, we now know the actual cost to have a shot at ‘winning the trade’


Posted by MZ2215 on 08/05/22 at 10:53 AM ET


Guess they were wrong then eh?

Yeah. But what I don’t understand is why you said that as if it wasn’t the point I was making in the first place.

Posted by GMoney on 08/05/22 at 12:10 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

8x$10.5 is about what they would have had to pay for Tchachuk, but Huberdeau is younger, and his style of play will last a lot longer. Tchachuk, like Bert, plays a hard nosed physical game. It’ll be interesting to compare the two in 5 years.

Posted by Steeb on 08/05/22 at 01:32 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

(my bad on the age difference, but the play style will be interesting to see)

Posted by Steeb on 08/05/22 at 01:36 PM ET


Why do we need to wait five years?

Tkachuk is worth his contract today, whereas Huberdeau Is NOT, never mind that this contract doesn’t kick in for another YEAR.

Posted by GMoney on 08/05/22 at 02:03 PM ET


Wonder how things are going with Weegar?

It had sounded like Florida was having trouble extending him.

Signing Huberbeau sort of cuts both ways:
Ok, they can keep a star forward…if they pay enough
for long enough; but, Mangiapane is now making almost 6M
- how much can they afford to give Weegar and still fill out the bottom
lines with effective enough players to have a chance against the deeper teams in the West.

Posted by lefty.30 on 08/05/22 at 07:29 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Saw a few tweets today saying Weegar wants to stay in Calgary and contract talks will start next week.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/05/22 at 07:37 PM ET


8 years for a 29 yo seems like a terrible idea, unless it’s Pavelski…..

Posted by pnwwing on 08/05/22 at 09:32 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

Wow and I was hearing he was not happy going up to Calgary???  I guess money can change your outlook OR was it like this,  “if you want me to sign you’d better pay me enough to offset taxes and make it a lifetime retirement package, and yes a day off at each warm game site, Fla, TB, Car,LA, Ana, SJ, LV, and Ari.”

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 08/05/22 at 09:59 PM ET

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