Pierre LeBron of TSN reported That Vancouver Canucks has agreed to the terms of a multi-year deal with limited free agents Elias Peterson and Queen Hughes. Patterson’s contract is worth .. 7.355 million annually for three years, while Hughes’ contract is worth .5 55.5 million for six years. LeBron says the agreements have not yet been finalized.
Sportsnet Satiyar Shah first reported on Thursday night Hughes’ contract will run for six years Athletics’ Rick Dhaliwal has announced a three-year deal for Patterson.
Peterson’s three-year commitment comes after scoring 153 points in just 155 games in the first three seasons of the league. The fifth overall pick in the 201 NHL Draft is considered by some to be the league’s top-10 center, but injury issues this season have limited his production (and negotiation leverage) to 21 points in 26 games. Winner of the 2019 Calder Trophy, Peterson’s deal is certainly worth a look at Canucks at this point. Both the scoring and the doubles bring Patterson to the table, thinking he’s making about 1.5.M.– 2 2 million less than that.
Hughes, a year younger than his forward opponent, has had almost equal success and admiration throughout his young career. Although the soon-to-be 22-year-old has just two full NHL seasons under his belt, his 53 points in 68 games in 2019-20 (including an average time of 21:53 on ice) were good enough to keep him second in the Calder Trophy voting, even on the way. Norris also won the trophy vote. His defensive play has stumbled somewhat this year, producing 41 points in 56 games. A long-term commitment to Vancouver is important here, as a reasonable cap ensures some cost over injury as he continues to develop.
Concerns have been raised over Vancouver’s ability to accommodate both Peterson and Hughes under the ter 1.5 million salary cap this season. As Michael Farland moves toward long-term injury reserves, general manager Jim Benning appears to have successfully manipulated a tough financial situation. CapFriendly is a current cap hit project of $ 82.9M With a full 23-man roster for Canucks, the pay is lower than Ferland’s $ 3.5M cap hit. Although the exact details of how Canacs can maximize cap relief have not yet been completely lost, they will at least now rest that they will be loyal to the .tu start.
These deals have created an important season for the Canucks Core, as they look to return to the playoffs in 2020 after a stunning run. Peterson will likely repeat his role as the team’s first-line center, which will be led by Jetty Miller and Brock Bozar. . Secondary scoring has been strengthened by the addition of Connor Garland, while young winger Nils Hoglander and Vasily Podkolajin could make a big impact.
Hughes joined the team as the undisputed No. 1 defender after Alexander Adler moved to a free agency in the Los Angeles Kings. Although the addition of Oliver Ekman-Larson and Tucker Pullman to the Blueline has been controversial from an outside perspective, the team still hopes the bounce-back campaign is right for both of them. Hughes played 22:48 last year on the ice last time no doubt, which will become an increasingly important fixture within the team.