The Flames have done their first piece of RFA business this offseason, re-signing left winger Morgan Klimchuk on a one year, two-way deal for $700,000.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 15, 2018
The 2013 first rounder has spent all but one game of his pro career with the Stockton Heat, becoming one of the team’s strongest two-way forwards in the process. A rough nine point rookie season aside, Klimchuk has developed into one of the strongest players on the Heat, picking up back-to-back 40 point seasons while seeing ice time on the powerplay and penalty kill. He saw NHL action for the first time this year, playing one game against the Boston Bruins.
Klimchuk will be one of the names battling for a spot this upcoming training camp. Given the depth accumulated by the team this offseason, he might have a tough time sneaking in, but his waiver eligible status should make the choice a bit tougher.
The Flames still have to re-sign RFAs Hunter Shinkaruk, Jon Gillies, Noah Hanifin, Mark Jankowski, Garnet Hathaway, Brett Kulak, Elias Lindholm, and David Rittich, the last five potentially going to arbitration for their contracts.