Habs GM for V3
Joined: Mar 2017
It's a lot of money for a replacement level player, but good cap security for the team if he's a regular player for 5 years. He's still young enough that he may have a couple of surprise seasons where this will be a bargain, and if things go south, it's only a $375k cap hit to bury the contract.
I don't mind the signing from a GM standpoint, but I question a player that doesn't believe they will be worth more in the next 5 years. If you don't think you will elevate your game and be worth more in a couple of years, why should I invest in you?
I can only conclude that he's a pragmatic/realist or really likes the Islanders.