In an appearance on CHEK’s Donnie and Dhali (video link), JB Barry, Center Agent Elias PetersonHe indicated that he did not expect discussions about a possible extension of the contract for his client until the end of the summer. It’s not that the early talks don’t go well, but rather the decision to take a break for the summer and re-evaluate closer to training camp. The 24-year-old is now set to sign a new contract and is sure to put in an impressive display in 2022-23, notching 39 goals and 63 assists (both career highs) while finishing 10th on the league-leading scorers’ charts. The Canucks owe him $8.82 million to qualify next summer, and his performance last year, along with an expected jump in the salary cap, could see his team reach $10 million in his next contract. This is an agreement that will take some time to be implemented.
Elsewhere in the world of hockey:
- Speaking to reporters today, including NBC Sports Chicago General Manager Charlie Romeliotis Blackhawks, Kyle Davidson indicated he feels the heavy lifting has been done this summer, even though they will have to reach a deal with FRG. Philip Korachev Submit for arbitration today. Chicago has been active this summer, and is welcoming veterans Taylor roomAnd Nick FolignoAnd Corey PerryAnd Ryan Donut Move forward to increase the attack which also added the best pick Conor Bedard (who must also sign his entry contract). They still have plenty of room to cover, so if an opportunity arises to take advantage of it over the next few weeks, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Blackhawks make another move at some point.
- After spending the past four seasons as Detroit’s director of amateur scouts, the team announced that Chris Draper had been named the Red Wings’ new assistant general manager; Draper will also keep his old position. As a player, Draper spent 17 seasons with the Red Wings as a lead spotter, helping them win four Stanley Cup titles. He retired in 2011 and immediately joined the front office in Detroit, rising from Special Assistant to General Motors.
- The Rangers have a new affiliate team called the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL that declare their affiliation with the organization. Previously, the Hurricanes have been with Buffalo for six seasons while New York has been with Jacksonville since 2021.
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