Johnny Gaudreau Would Love to Play for Flyers as Career Ends

Philadelphia Flyers fans love a good nickname, so the prospect of Johnny Gaudreau finishing off his career in a Flyers' uniform probably appeals to them.

Just as long as it's not a Paul Holmgren Special of bringing a savvy vet in once he's past his prime.

And the idea of Johnny Hockey playing for the orange and black is one that the Calgary Flames star has thought about.

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The Boston College product and 2014 Hobey Baker Award winner was back in the area to visit his high school Gloucester Catholic where he mentioned finishing his career for the team he grew up watching, the Philadelphia Flyers.

Flyers beat writer Sam Carchidi was there and wrote about it.

Gaudreau, who said his father's guidance was one of the main reasons he reached the NHL, is a restricted free agent. He is negotiating a contract extension and said he plans to have a long stint with Calgary but would love to play for the Flyers toward the end of his career.

"Everyone wants to play for their hometown team eventually," Gaudreau said.

Carchidi also tweeted that, "Gaudreau says he hopes to play a lot of seasons in Calgary, but would love to play for Flyers at end of his career."

Sure, it's probably just a star returning to his roots and telling the locals something they'd like to hear, but it's fun to think about none the less.

Click here for a crazy-in-depth look at what Gaudreau's next contract with the Flames could look like.

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