Flames reportedly want high bounty for Matthew Tkachuk

The Calgary Flames buy Matthew Tkachuk on the trade market, but the price to acquire the star winger won’t be cheap.

According to journalist Ryan Pikethe Flames want a “top forward, top prospect and first-round pick” in exchange for Tkachuk.

Tkachuk, 24, finished the 2021-22 season with 42 goals and 62 assists for a career-high 104 points. He and former teammate Johnny Gaudreau became the first pair of Flames players to finish with more than 100 points each in more than three decades.

Calgary reached the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but lost Gaudreau in free agency to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now the Flames are set to lose Tkachuk, who reportedly told the Flames he didn’t want to sign a long-term deal with the team.

The Flames didn’t have a first-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft and don’t have a third-round pick in 2023. In 2021, Calgary used the 13th draft pick to add winger Matthew Coronato , who currently plays at Harvard.

There have been rumors the St. Louis Blues are interested in acquiring Tkachuk, including a report that the team could wrap Jordan Kyrou, Torey Krug and a first-round pick as part of a deal.

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