For the first time since being traded to and signing an extension with the Florida Panthers, Matthew Tkachuk
returned to the Saddledome in Calgary and was given a video tribute, followed by a loud ovation from the fans.
Tkachuk, 24, spent the first six seasons of his career in Calgary with the Flames, appearing in 431 games where he had 382 points (152 goals, 230 assists), 425 penalty minutes and was a plus-85.
The decision to trade Tkachuk in July wasn't an easy one for the organization, but it had to be made after the Scottsdale (Arizona) native told the team that he wasn't willing to sign a long-term contract. Flames general manager Brad Treliving was able to get a decent package in return from the Panthers that included Jonathan Huberdeau
and MacKenzie Weegar.