Flames seek arbitration for Matthew Tkachuk

Flames seek arbitration for Matthew Tkachuk

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Teams interested in the services of Matthew Tkachuk will not be able to file a hostile offer for the forward because the Calgary Flames have completed the necessary paperwork to take their case to a referee on Monday.

The 24-year-old athlete, Alberta's sixth overall pick in 2016, has just completed a three-year contract that has earned him $7 million per campaign, he who is now a player autonomous with compensation.

By doing so, the Flames remove any risk of seeing another National League team make an attractive offer to their star player, in addition to offering themselves the chance to conclude an agreement with him before deciding in front of a referee.

Retaining Tkachuk should prove costly, however, as he has just concluded his best campaign of his career, with a production of 104 points in 82 games, exceeding the average of one point per game in For the first time in his young career.

In addition to Tkachuk, the Flames must manage the file of Andrew Mangiapane, also a restricted free agent, they who recently lost the services of Johnny Gaudreau, who preferred to join the ranks of the Columbus Blue Jackets when the free agent market opened on July 13.