Flames ink Matthew Tkachuk to 3-year bridge deal

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CALGARY, AB - APRIL 11: Calgary Flames Left Wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) skates with the puck in the Colorado Avalanche zone during the second period of Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs where the Calgary Flames hosted the Colorado Avalanche on April 11, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Matthew Tkachuk and the Calgary Flames reached a three-year deal on Wednesday. (Getty)

The Calgary Flames have ended their standoff with restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk as the two sides came to terms on a three-year contract extension Wednesday morning.

The deal is worth a total of $21 million — an AAV of $7 million per season. The third year, per TSN’s Darren Dreger, is worth $9 million, setting the base for his fourth-year qualifying offer which could take him right into unrestricted free agency.

Both team and player seemed to be at a stalemate with the latter skating in London, Ont., with former OHL teammates as his agent and the Flames tried to bang out a deal with the regular season rapidly approaching.

The 21-year-old Tkachuk posted career highs across the board last season, netting 34 goals — good for second most among Flames skaters — and adding 43 helpers for 77 points in his third NHL campaign.

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Calgary
+115-1.5O 6
Edmonton
-134+1.5U 6