The Calgary Flames have reportedly offered pending unrestricted free agent Johnny Gaudreau a deal worth more than $80 million over eight years. According to NHL insider Frank Seravalli of Bally Sports, the contract, if accepted, would make Gaudreau the highest-paid player in franchise history and also put him in elite NHL company.
My sense is #Flames have put an offer on the table for Johnny Gaudreau – north of $10 mil x 8 years – that would make him not only highest-paid player in Calgary franchise history, but among richest in #NHL.
If Gaudreau walks, it likely won't be because of money.
The diminutive winger is coming off a fantastic season. Gaudreau tied for second in the NHL scoring race with 115 points which eclipsed his former personal best by 16. He also reached the 40-goal milestone for the first time in his eight-year career and led the league with a ridiculous +64.
Gaudreau carried his excellent play into the postseason, where he led Calgary with 14 points in 12 games before the Flames were eliminated by province-rivals the Edmonton Oilers in five.
If the 28-year-old stays or becomes a free agent tomorrow, he will undoubtedly receive a big bump from his 2021-22 salary of $6,750,000 either way.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Flames with the seventh-shortest odds to win next year’s Stanley Cup at +1800.
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