The Hurricanes re-signed forward Jordan Staal to a four-year $11.6 million contract extension. The deal includes a $2.9 AAV (Average Annual Value) in addition to a full no-move clause for the first three seasons and a no-trade clause for the final season. Here’s an overview of how the contract looks like
- Year 1: $3.45m Salary
- Year 2: $3.41m Salary
- Year 3: $2.65m Salary
- Year 4: $775k Salary + $1.315m Signing Bonus
Drafted originally by Pittsburgh Penguins as 2nd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Level Draft, Staal played six long years with the Pens which included a Stanley Cup in 2009. The Penguins traded him to the Canes in exchange for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, and the eighth overall pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Also Read: The Stunning XI Players that Set the Premier League 2022/23 Season Ablaze
Since his signing, Staal has been a force to reckon with. The captain of the Canes recorded 34 points in 81 games last season. He made eight crucial points in the Division Finals edging the Canes into the ECF against the Panthers. The 34-year-old has added 398 points in a total of 805 games in the Regular season and the playoffs combined.
Carolina Hurricanes have squeezed in a creative contract to lower the cap hit. The fans of Staal aren’t too happy about that however some do agree it was necessary. Nevertheless, Some people have risen concerns regarding Staal’s age and quoted the signing as a risk. The concerned audience is majorly pushing on the term duration rather than the AAV. With all being said and looked at, Jordan Staal is still one of the best defensive forwards whom you’d want on your side rather than against you. Also Read: Peter Laviolette indicates that the Rangers will take on an aggressive approach in the coming season
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