Calgary Flames

Breaking: The Calgary Flames re-sign Walker Duehr to a two-year contract extension

The Calgary Flames may not have a General Manager, or a direction for the future of the franchise, but that isn’t stopping them from getting some offseason business done early. 

The Calgary Flames announced Monday afternoon that the team has re-signed forward Walker Duehr to a two-year, one-way contract worth an AAV of $825,000.

Duehr’s here to stay

This is a tidy bit of business that was reported to be close to finished earlier today by Pat Steinberg

Duehr, the first player from South Dakota to score a goal in the NHL, was an undrafted prospect out of Minnesota State University that first made his debut with the Flames organization back in 2020–21 with the Stockton Heat.

Duehr would make the opening night roster the next season, but only play in one game before spending most of his time back in Stockton. Fortunately for the Flames, he would suit up in 27 games this past season where he netted seven goals, four assists, for a total of eleven points.

Hard work pays off

In a season full of pain, Duehr was one of the best stories of the year. His hard work has absolutely paid off. His speed and playmaking abilities absolutely saved the fourth line from being cratered in every night, and despite playing most of his time with Milan Lucic and Trevor Lewis his underlying numbers were above average.

With the two-year deal, and particularly it being on a one-way contract, Duehr is going to get financially rewarded for his hard work and position himself for a full time Flames roster spot next season.

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire

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