Will The Calgary Flames Re-Sign Local NHL Star Trevor Lewis?

Apr 25, 2023, 9:55 AM

Trevor Lewis of the flames gaurds the puck...

WINNIPEG, CANADA - APRIL 5: Trevor Lewis #22 of the Calgary Flames battles for the puck with Brenden Dillon #5 of the Winnipeg Jets in the third period during a game on April 5, 2023 at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jason Halstead/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jason Halstead/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Calgary Flames forward Trevor Lewis has been a valuable asset to the team since signing with them prior to the 2021-2022 season.

Lewis, a Salt Lake City native, who previously played for the Los Angeles Kings, has proven to be a versatile player for the Flames, contributing both offensively and defensively.

During the 2022-2023 season, Lewis recorded one of his most productive seasons since leaving the Kings with 10 goals and 14 assists in 62 games played. While those numbers may not jump off the page, Lewis’ impact on the ice goes beyond just his point production. His work ethic and puck-chasing tenacity make him a key player on the penalty kill, averaging 2:37 of shorthanded ice time per game, and has been a reliable defensive forward for the Flames. Lewis ranked third in short-handed ice time on the Flames this season.

One of the main reasons the Flames should consider re-signing Lewis is his familiarity with head coach Darryl Sutter. The two won two Stanley Cup championships together with the Kings in 2012 and 2014. Sutter knows what Lewis brings to the table and trusts him to play in key situations.

Lewis’ experience and leadership also make him a valuable presence in the locker room. In 12 seasons with the L.A. Kings, Lewis was voted the unsung hero 7 times by his teammates. He has played in over 700 NHL games and has been a part of multiple deep playoff runs. His playoff experience could be especially important for a Flames team looking to make a postseason push in the coming years.

Another factor to consider is Lewis’ contract status. He signed a one-year deal with the Flames for the 2022-2023 season, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. However, given his contributions and the chemistry he has built with his teammates, it would make sense for the Flames to try and re-sign him to a new contract. A player with his level of experience and leadership is a bargain at $800,000 per season.

RELATED: Trevor Lewis Is Up To His Old Tricks Again

Overall, he has proven to be a valuable player for the Flames this season. His versatility, defensive play, and playoff experience make him a valuable asset on and off the ice. Re-signing him would provide stability and depth for the Flames as they look to build a competitive team in the coming years.

The deciding factor will be what the Flames decide to do with their coach. If they keep Sutter, odds are Sutter will keep Lewis. If the Flames go a different direction with coaching, it could be the end of Trevor’s impressive NHL playing career. If that happens, expect him to rejoin the Kings in a coaching or scouting capacity.

Utah Puck Report is a podcast all about Utah hockey, from interviews with NHL stars to which Grizzlies players are about to take the next step, Utah Puck Report has everything for a Utah hockey fan. Find it wherever you find podcasts or on KSLSports.com. The show is hosted by KSL Sports’ hockey insider, Jay Stevens.

Locals in the NHL


Kyle Ireland

Salt Lake City Shows Out For Frozen Fury NHL Game

Hockey fans in the Beehive State showed out for the Frozen Fury preseason NHL game Vivint Arena between the Golden Knights and Kings.

8 months ago

Rudy Gobert - Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz...

Tim Reynolds, AP

March 11, 2020: The Night Sports, As We Knew Them, Ended

Nobody knew exactly what to say in Oklahoma City around 7:10 p.m. local time on March 11, 2020. That was an issue for Mario Nanni, whose job as the Oklahoma City Thunder public-address announcer is to tell fans exactly what’s happening.

2 years ago

Trevor Lewis LA Kings...

Jay Stevens, KSL Sports

Utah’s Only NHL Player Trevor Lewis Signs With Winnipeg Jets, Despite Non-Player Offer From Kings

When the NHL takes the ice on January 13, a lot of things will be different. One being Utah's Trevor Lewis will be in a Jets jersey.

2 years ago

Empty NBA Arena (Photo by Kim Klement - Pool/Getty Images)...


Sport-By-Sport Snapshot Of Racial Injustice Protests

NBA players led the way Wednesday and Thursday by sitting out of scheduled playoff games in the “bubble” in Florida, the league’s answer to finishing up the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

3 years ago

Aleva Hifo - BYU - Liberty...

Mitch Harper, KSL Sports

Chiefs, Former BYU WR Aleva Hifo Placed On COVID-19 Reserve List

Former BYU standout appeared on the NFL's new COVID-19 reserve list.

3 years ago

Daniel Brickley #78 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck during the third period of a game...

Jay Stevens, KSL Sports

Utah’s Own Hockey Prodigy On The Move Through AHL On Hopeful Path To NHL

Monday was the trade deadline for the American Hockey League (AHL) and Utah's own Daniel Brickley is on the move. 

3 years ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Will The Calgary Flames Re-Sign Local NHL Star Trevor Lewis?