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INSIDER BELIEVES MATTHEW TKACHUK COULD LEAVE CALGARY NEXT SEASON AND JOIN FATHER'S FORMER TEAM

JUN 9, 2021  (23H24)      COOPER GODIN
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Since entering the NHL, Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has become both an offensive threat, as well as a pest and has also been a vital part of the team's leadership group. He's two years removed from career highs in goals (34) and points (77), and the 23-year-old will become a restricted free agent in July 2022.

On a radio interview with 101 ESPN St. Louis, The Athletic reporter Jeremy Rutherford revealed that Tkachuk could possibly join the Blues next summer.

"You can talk about guys wanting to play for their hometown team. Listen I've been around the Tkachuk's a ton, been to their house a few times. These guys live and breathe St. Louis, they love it. They still live here, they've made their home here. Just looking and talking to Matthew over the years, prior to being selected by Calgary, he has said he would love to play for St. Louis," Rutherford said.

"This isn't a situation where now he's in a Calgary uniform and telling people he wants out and that he wants to play in St. Louis, it's nothing like that. You can just see him beaming, you know, like pre-Calgary, that he would love to play in his hometown one day. I do think if that opportunity comes along, unrestricted free agency, potential of a trade, more likely next summer than this summer. I think he would relish it, he would jump on it in a heartbeat and he would love to play for the St. Louis Blues," he added.

Tkachuk, 23, had a good season with the Flames putting up 43 points (16 G, 27 A), 55 penalty minutes, and was a +6 appearing in all 56 games.

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