UK markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    7,271.36
    +62.55 (+0.87%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    19,336.58
    +212.87 (+1.11%)
     
  • AIM

    903.99
    +7.72 (+0.86%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1602
    -0.0016 (-0.14%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.2305
    +0.0035 (+0.29%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    16,889.51
    -504.03 (-2.90%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    452.63
    -9.17 (-1.98%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,923.64
    +11.90 (+0.30%)
     
  • DOW

    31,570.27
    +69.59 (+0.22%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    109.37
    +1.75 (+1.63%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,823.00
    -7.30 (-0.40%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    26,871.27
    +379.30 (+1.43%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    22,229.52
    +510.46 (+2.35%)
     
  • DAX

    13,211.25
    +93.12 (+0.71%)
     
  • CAC 40

    6,064.67
    -8.68 (-0.14%)
     

Flames' Johnny Gaudreau thinks neighbours shovelled his snow to get him to re-sign

·2-min read
Johnny Gaudreau will be looking to cash-in after scoring a career-high 115 points to lead the Calgary Flames this season. (Getty Images)
Johnny Gaudreau will be looking to cash-in after scoring a career-high 115 points to lead the Calgary Flames this season. (Getty Images)

Some fans will do anything to keep their favourite players in town.

During the Calgary Flames' end-of-year media availability on Saturday, star forward and impending unrestricted free agent Johnny Gaudreau spoke about the upcoming offseason and the difficult decisions that face him.

Gaudreau had nothing but good things to say about Calgary, expressing his desire to stay in Alberta and try to bring the organization a long-awaited championship.

It seems there are plenty of people in the city eager to keep him around, as Gaudreau admitted that his neighbours seemed to go to great lengths to make his life in Calgary as comfortable as possible.

"It's such a great city to play in," Gaudreau said. "I mean my next door neighbours, pretty sure they were shovelling my snow all year just to get me back."

After the Salem, N.J., native had a career year with 40 goals and 75 assists for a whopping 115 points in 82 games, can you really blame these generous neighbours for doing everything they can to keep Gaudreau around?

Luckily for Flames fans, both Gaudreau and the organization seem to be on the same page, with general manager Brad Treliving telling reporters that their top scorer will be welcomed back with open arms.

Calgary finished the regular season in first place in the Pacific Division with 111 points, ahead of its provincial rivals, the Edmonton Oilers. Head coach Daryl Sutter and his squad narrowly defeated the Dallas Stars in the opening round of the playoffs thanks to a Game 7 overtime winner by none other than Johnny Hockey.

The Flames' Stanley Cup aspirations fell short following a disappointing second-round loss in five games to Connor McDavid and the Oilers in a highly anticipated "Battle of Alberta" series.

Gaudreau is coming off a six-year, $40.5 million ($6.75 million AAV) contract he signed prior to the 2016-17 season, and will surely be looking for a significant raise in coming negotiations.

More from Yahoo Sports

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting