Flames defenseman MacKenzie Weegar signs 8-year, $50 million extension

On Friday, defenseman MacKenzie Weegar signed an eight-year contract worth US$50 million with the Calgary Flames.

Weegar, 28, is expected to earn $4.75 million in 2022-23, the final season of a three-year contract he signed with Florida in 2020. His contract extension will begin for the 2023-24 campaign. .

He set career highs across the board in goals (eight), assists (36) and points (44) in 80 games last season with the Panthers.

Weegar arrived in Calgary with Jonathan Huberdeau in the July 22 trade that sent Matthew Tkachuk to Florida.

Weegar had 121 points (27 goals, 94 assists) in 306 games with the Panthers, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2013.

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