Joined: Jun 2018
Not bad but not great. People here (are leaf fans really people?) are over exaggerating this deal just a bit. Is it slight too high and 1 year too long? Ya, maybe. He did just put up 20+ goal season and everyone else that did that is getting 3mil+ at 4 years+, so looks good there. He is also the kind of player that plays his role no matter where he's put in the lineup; he just goes out there and does his job. He started on a pto, played bottom 6 in preseason and earned a min contract, then played 4th line to start the season and did all the little things right, earning more minutes which lead to goals and even more minutes. He's the kind of vet the oilers need in their forward group right now.
Id take him at this contract over Conolly, Panik, or any of the other 2.5mil+ rw goal scorer that was signed today.