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New York Islanders signed Ross Johnston (4 Years / $1,000,000 AAV)

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Jul 9 at 6:18 pm
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Ross Johnston has signed a new contract with the New York Islanders.
STANDARD CONTRACT
COMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: New York Islanders
VALUE: $4,000,000
C.H.% : 1.26
SIGNING DATE: July 9, 2018
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2018-19$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
2019-20$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
2020-21$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
2021-22$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
TOTAL$4,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
Jul 9 at 6:41 pm
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NateElder12
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lol this got "yes" votes... wow
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Jul 9 at 6:44 pm
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What the actual **** is this...?
Jul 9 at 6:50 pm
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He must have a really good agent!
Jul 9 at 6:59 pm
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Why does it have to be for 4 years? He never really impressed me.
Jul 9 at 7:35 pm
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Wait what? Why?!
Jul 10 at 1:01 pm
#7
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Johnston - Filppula - Komarov
Martin - Cizikas - Clutterbuck

Two 4th lines all for the low, low price of $16.1 million in cap space, and four of these players are signed for 3 or more years.
Jul 10 at 1:11 pm
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So I saw something on Lighthouse Hockey that may explain this.

By giving him four years, nobody will want to pluck him off waivers. Thus, Johnston can shuttle between the AHL and NHL as the team pleases, and he won't count against the cap at just $1 million. It makes some sense, but it doesn't explain why the contract is a one-way, nor does it explain the high cap hit relative to the role he will play.
 
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