The Anaheim Geese lastly agreed to a three-year contract with RFA heart Trevor Zegras on Monday. That leaves Zegras’ teammate Jamie Drysdale and Ottawa Senators heart Shane Pinto as the one noteworthy RFAs nonetheless awaiting new offers.
Each gamers are coming off their entry-level contracts with annual base salaries of $925,000 earlier than efficiency bonuses. They do not have arbitration rights and lack the mandatory variety of video games performed required to obtain provide sheets from different golf equipment.
Drysdale, 21, is additional hindered by being sidelined final season for all however eight video games. His representatives will level to his 32-point rookie efficiency in 2021-22 to justify their asking value.
For now, there’s little phrase on Drysdale’s state of affairs. He’ll seemingly find yourself with a bridge deal for lower than Zegras’ new common annual worth of $5.75 million.
Pinto, in the meantime, has been the frequent topic of current media chatter.
On Saturday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the hole had grown in negotiations between Senators administration and Pinto’s camp. Sources instructed him the 22-year-old heart was dissatisfied by a one-year, $1-million contract provide. Friedman stated Pinto hasn’t requested a commerce, and the Senators wish to hold him.
In the meantime, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun puzzled if both facet would bend earlier than the Senators’ ultimate pre-season contest on Saturday. He additionally famous the provide talked about by Friedman got here with the proviso that the 2 sides would meet in January, which is the earliest a workforce can open contract extension talks with a pending RFA as soon as the season begins.
Garrioch claims the Pinto camp seeks a take care of a cap hit of $2.5 million. Nonetheless, the Senators reportedly want one thing nearer to the $2.1 million yearly that Morgan Frost is getting from the Philadelphia Flyers.
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