The wait is over – the Anaheim Geese re-signed RFA Trevor Zegras to a three-year contract.
Whereas the staff did not disclose monetary particulars, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the deal is value $5.75 million per yr.
Zegras, 22, is coming off one other career-best season in his younger profession, placing up 23 targets and 42 assists for 65 factors in 81 video games. The 2019 No. 9 draft decide has had 49 targets and 139 factors in 180 profession NHL video games.
“We’re very happy to have the ability to get Trevor signed and again on the ice the place he belongs,” Geese GM Pat Verbeek stated in a press release. “We view Trevor as a crucial and valued participant and member of our group and may’t wait to see the following chapter in his profession.”
Zegras and defenseman Jamie Drysdale had been Anaheim’s two RFAs who had sat out coaching camp and the pre-season up to now whereas in search of a brand new contract. With Zegras signed, the Geese can now flip their full consideration to signing 21-year-old Drysdale.
Zegras is among the most expert younger gamers within the NHL, dazzling followers on a nightly foundation along with his flashy strikes and memorable hockey sense. Given how the Geese are nonetheless within the midst of a rebuild, Zegras has been confronted with immense duty since debuting within the massive leagues and has by no means had a lot by way of established expertise to play alongside. That seems prefer it’ll change this season, nonetheless, with the Geese having made a splash in free company and quite a few prime prospects beginning to break by means of onto the NHL roster. With a brand new and improved supporting solid, Zegras may very well be primed for a profession yr in 2023-24, maybe even taking the following step into stardom and positioning himself for fairly the pay increase as soon as his new three-year deal expires.
Regardless, Geese followers can breathe simple now figuring out their potential franchise face is lastly again within the fold.
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