The Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers are set to meet on Saturday. Normally, this matchup wouldn’t turn many heads. However, this is the first meeting between the sides since their historic Jonathan Huberdeau-Matthew Tkachuk trade in the offseason.
The trade saw Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt, and a first-round pick go to the Flames in exchange for Tkachuk. For Huberdeau and Weegar, the game in Florida is an opportunity to reflect.
Weegar called his time with the Panthers “special,” and credited the Panthers for shaping him as a player. “It’s made me a man. Lots of emotions. I loved it here. We had great memories here. I was just a little kid, a seventh-rounder, and now here I am,” the Flames defenseman said.