Panthers purchase Matthew Tkachuk in blockbuster commerce with Flames


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Matthew Tkachuk is the most recent Calgary Flames superstar to be on the transfer this NHL offseason.

The Flames dealt Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers in a blockbuster trade Friday. Calgary obtained winger Jonathan Huberdeau, defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt and a lottery-protected first-round choice within the 2025 NHL Draft.

“Matthew is a tenacious, bodily competitor who possesses a tremendously distinctive ability set,” Florida basic supervisor Invoice Zito mentioned in a press release. 

“He’s a constant elite offensive contributor and has emerged as one of the crucial full and dynamic younger gamers within the Nationwide Hockey League. We’re thrilled to have the ability to add a generational expertise to our lineup.

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Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames in motion in opposition to the Dallas Stars throughout Sport 7 of the primary spherical of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome Might 15, 2022, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 
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“We wish to thank Jonathan and MacKenzie for his or her immense contributions to the Florida Panthers, each on and off the ice, throughout their tenures in South Florida. They’ve each blossomed into distinctive athletes and other people. Their contributions as gamers and other people made an indelible mark on our franchise.”

The Panthers and Tkachuk additionally agreed to an eight-year extension value as much as $76 million, in accordance with The Related Press. Tkachuk turned down an extension provide from the Flames earlier than he was traded.

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The Florida Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau (11) skates during the third period of a game against the New York Islanders April 19, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. 

The Florida Panthers’ Jonathan Huberdeau (11) skates throughout the third interval of a recreation in opposition to the New York Islanders April 19, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. 
(AP Picture/Frank Franklin II, File)

Florida had the best record in the NHL final season, going 58-18-6 and successful the Presidents Trophy. Nevertheless it didn’t translate right into a deep run into the playoffs.

Huberdeau was one of many Panthers’ high gamers, main the crew with 115 factors – 30 objectives and 85 assists. Weegar had eight objectives and 36 assists for 44 factors.

Tkachuk had his finest season in 2021-22, scoring 42 objectives and including 62 assists for 104 factors.

Calgary Flames right wing Matthew Tkachuk gets pulled from a scrum during a game against the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs May 24, 2022, at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Calgary Flames proper wing Matthew Tkachuk will get pulled from a scrum throughout a recreation in opposition to the Edmonton Oilers within the second spherical of the Stanley Cup playoffs Might 24, 2022, at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
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Calgary will enter the 2022-23 season with out its two finest gamers from the previous couple of years. Johnny Gaudreau signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets within the offseason. 

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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