The Calgary Flames have re-signed restricted free agent forward Dillon Dube to a three-year contract worth $6.9-million, averaging $2.3 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2023-24 season.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) August 26, 2021
Dillion Dube Re-Signs With the Calgary Flames
Dillon Dube was drafted in the second round, 56thoverall, by the Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft. Over his three-year NHL career, Dube has put up 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points in 121 games. He has added 30 minutes in penalties. His only playoff experience came when the Flames were in the bubble in the 2019-20 season. The Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 in the Qualifying Round, but lost to the Dallas Stars 4-2 in the First Round. In 10 playoff games, Dube had four goals and one assist for five points. He added two minutes in penalties.
Dube is coming off a season in which he set a new career-high in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. In 51 games, he had 11 goals, 11 assists, 22 points, and 20 penalty minutes. He also got his first career hat trick on March 4th against the Ottawa Senators. His possession numbers were 54.3 percent Corsi For and a relative Corsi of 2.9, both also career bests for Dube. His average total ice time was the highest it has been in his career at 13:38 per game.
What This Means for the Future
Despite the Flames having a disappointing season, finishing fifth out of seven teams in the North Division and not making the playoffs, Dube had his best season so far. There is still a question mark about what the rest of the team will look like come October, but re-signing Dube is certainly a step in the right direction for a team that hasn’t made it past the first round since 2014-15. If Dube can keep improving, he might get a chance to move further up in the lineup.
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