Despite seeing his teammate Sean Monahan sign a lucrative 7-year deal two weeks ago, Johnny Gaudreau has yet to renew his contract with the Calgary Flames.
A restricted free agent who put up career numbers last season with 30 goals and 78 points in 79 games, the 23-year-old will surely demand a big pay raise. Team captain Mark Giordano is feeling anxious, but believes the star will sign soon:
“… I’m sure it’ll get done before the season starts,” he told The Calgary Herald. “…there’s always a little bit of anxiety. (But) everyone knows what Johnny means to our team. We know what type of guy he is. Being optimistic, you hope as a teammate that it’ll all work out.”