There is nothing you can do to convince me that signing a 5'9 defense man till he's 36-37 years old is a smart decision.
Especially at 7.5 million.
Can anyone name me one defense man 35+ who is 5'9???????
I can't think of one.
He's not anywhere close to the level of anyone around him in terms of AAV.
He's ideally a top 3 defensemen on a perfect team. Doesn't help that this contract starts around the time most defenders start toregress.