NHL coaching camps have been open for over per week, however there isn’t any signal the Anaheim Geese and Trevor Zegras are any nearer to an settlement on a brand new contract.
Zegras, 22, has accomplished his entry-level contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $925,000 and efficiency bonuses that may take him as much as $1.775 million per season. Runner-up for the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2021-22, Zegras is coming off his second straight 60-plus level efficiency, main the Geese final season with 65 factors.
On condition that Zegras is the Geese’ most gifted younger participant and a foundational piece of their rebuild, it was assumed he’d be beneath contract earlier than coaching camp started.
In his newest “32 Ideas” column, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicated there did not appear to be a lot motion in negotiations between the 2 sides. He cited TVA Sports activities’ Renaud Lavoie reporting the Geese had supplied the Zegras camp between $3 million and $4 million yearly.
It is price noting that Zegras completed properly forward of Minnesota Wild winger Matt Boldy and Montreal Canadiens winger Cole Caufield within the Calder voting in 2022. Boldy is now within the first season of a seven-year contract with a median annual worth of $7 million, whereas Caufield is pulling in a cap hit of $7.85 million on an eight-year deal.
Comparable facilities embrace Caufield’s linemate Nick Suzuki (eight years, $7.875 million per 12 months) and Buffalo’s Dylan Cozens (seven years, $7.1 million per 12 months).
Friedman believes the 2 sides mentioned a three-year contract at one level. In that case, he thinks the Geese should provide the next AAV.
Speaking of Lavoie, he not too long ago claimed the Buffalo Sabres had been monitoring Zegras’ state of affairs. To this point, there isn’t any indication that the Geese are peddling him.
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