Flames sign sixth-overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to ELC

Draft pick Matthew Tkachuk comments on signing his first NHL contract with the Calgary Flames.

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed 2016 NHL first-round draft pick Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year entry-level contract.

The sixth-overall pick in June’s NHL draft helped the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights to a Memorial Cup title earlier this year. Tkachuk scored the overtime winner in the championship final.

The 18-year-old left-winger recorded 107 points (30 goals, 77 assists) in his first regular season with London. Tkachuk added another 40 points, including a league-best 20 goals, in the OHL post-season to help the Knights win 17 consecutive games en route to the OHL and Memorial Cup titles.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., native helped the United States win bronze at the 2016 world junior championship.

July 7, 2016


Matthew Tkachuk

Calgary Flames
3 yrs
Entry-Level Deal
$5.325 million

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