Ottawa senators were adamant in demanding a long-term deal for Brady Takachuk and seem to have paid it off. Ottawa has signed a seven-year, $ 57.5 million contract with their valuable limited free agent. That made Takchuk the highest-paid player among senators, accepting the 8 8 million cap hit by Thomas Chabot. Reported by David Pagnota of The Fourth Period That agreement includes a complete non-movement clause within the final three years. The complete breakdown is as follows:
- 2021-22: $ 4.0M salary
- 2022-23: বেতন 6.5 million salary
- 2023-24: বেতন 10.5 million salary
- 2024-25: বেতন 10.5 million salary
- 2025-26: বেতন 10.5 million salary
- 2026-27: বেতন 8.5 million salary
- 2027-28: বেতন 7.0 million salary
Senator GM Pierre Dorian issued a statement:
“It’s an exciting day for Ottawa senators. Brady has a very dynamic ability and he’s a prototypical power in today’s NHL.. “
As expected, the agreement does not include any signature bonus money, a major part of Dorion’s negotiations. Takachuk is expected to be in the building for Sense on Thursday when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he won’t play, According to Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff.
This is a huge victory for the senators, compared to the short-term agreement that could have taken Takachuk faster in the unregulated free agency. They will pay their star a little more than their contemporaries-eight-year-old Andrei Savenikov, signed for $ 62 million (গ 7.75 million average annual value) তবেbut for a while they don’t have to worry about other negotiations.
Technically, since the season has already begun, Takachuk’s cap hit for the 2021-22 season will actually be a bit higher, coming in at 8,291,486, According to CapFriendly. That doesn’t mean much for senators, which is nowhere near the cap ceiling. The hit for the final six years of the contract will come down to 8,208,571, which still makes the team’s most expensive player, Takachuk.
There is no doubt that the 22-year-old forward is the heartbeat of senators, although it is important to remember that he is still a player who has not conceded 22 goals or 45 points in a single season. Ottawa probably paid a premium to the deal because of their star-losing history they went to the free agency, which the franchise obviously wanted to avoid in this situation. The team is expecting something big from the group of young people who came together and needed an ice leader to push things in the right direction.
It basically marks the end of the RFA period for this season, in which the major players all sign. A lot of money was transferred this off-season as things returned to normal, although no significant pay cap movement is expected until 2025.