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Columbus Blue Jackets signed Zachary Werenski (6 Years / $9,583,333 AAV)

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Jul 29 at 10:18
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Zachary Werenski has signed a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 6 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue Jackets
VALUE: $57,500,000
C.H.% : 11.76
SIGNING DATE: July 29, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2022-23$9,583,333$9,583,333$0$2,000,000$8,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000
2023-24NMC$9,583,333$9,583,333$0$2,000,000$10,000,000$12,000,000$12,000,000
2024-25NMC$9,583,333$9,583,333$0$2,000,000$9,500,000$11,500,000$11,500,000
2025-26NMC$9,583,333$9,583,333$0$2,000,000$7,500,000$9,500,000$9,500,000
2026-27NMC$9,583,333$9,583,333$0$6,250,000$1,000,000$7,250,000$7,250,000
2027-28M-NTC$9,583,333$9,583,333$0$6,250,000$1,000,000$7,250,000$7,250,000
TOTAL$57,499,998$57,499,998$0$20,500,000$37,000,000$57,500,000$57,500,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: 10 team trade list
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Jul 29 at 10:20
#2
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Not even 8 years at that price?
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Jul 29 at 10:20
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He saw what Jones got and said gimme.
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Jul 29 at 10:20
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thats expensive....
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Jul 29 at 10:21
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Hakuna Matata
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Quoting: SevenLeg
Not even 8 years at that price?


Thats what I said lul

Rielly's agent gonna be using that as the base

No thank you

Krug money is the highest Rielly should make rn
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Jul 29 at 10:22
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The biggest loser here is the Vancouver Canucks, who still have to sign Quinn Hughes.

Zach Werenski will be the 3rd highest paid defenseman in the NHL next year. Let that sink in.

A week ago there were 4 D with an AAV of $9 million or more in the NHL. Now 4 have signed for $9 plus million in the last 5 days.
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Jul 29 at 10:23
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
The biggest loser here is the Vancouver Canucks, who still have to sign Quinn Hughes.

Zach Werenski will be the 3rd highest paid defenseman in the NHL next year. Let that sink in.

A week ago there were 4 D with an AAV of $9 million or more in the NHL. Now 4 have signed for $9 plus million in the last 5 days.


Yep and Werenski be the first LD making 9mill since Josi lul and hes even making more than Josi who took a pay cut for 2 extra years.

I swear if Rielly asks for that trade him immediately then go to Anaheim and trade for either Fowler or Lindholm
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Jul 29 at 10:24
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Edited Jul 29 at 10:32
Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
The biggest loser here is the Vancouver Canucks, who still have to sign Quinn Hughes.

Zach Werenski will be the 3rd highest paid defenseman in the NHL next year. Let that sink in.

A week ago there were 4 D with an AAV of $9 million or more in the NHL. Now 4 have signed for $9 plus million in the last 5 days.


I'm petrified. Good thing Werenksi at least can use advanced stats and defensive game to boost his rep.

Hughes also has less bartering power as a black hole RFA, and coming off a really bad season.

But I think this brings a considerable rise to his price. I can't deny this will be for the worst in VAN.
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Jul 29 at 10:24
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
The biggest loser here is the Vancouver Canucks, who still have to sign Quinn Hughes.

Zach Werenski will be the 3rd highest paid defenseman in the NHL next year. Let that sink in.

A week ago there were 4 D with an AAV of $9 million or more in the NHL. Now 4 have signed for $9 plus million in the last 5 days.



Don't forget the Rangers, with Adam Fox due a new contract after this year.
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Jul 29 at 10:24
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Honestly I think this is an overpayment. Jones' contract was too, but in my opinion, Jones was much more effective in Columbus than Werenski and deserved more. Just using the Jones contract for a comparison, though. I mean it's nice to see Werenski locked up as a blue jacket for 6 more years, but that's a whole lot of money for someone who was constantly battling with injuries last season.
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Jul 29 at 10:24
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Ooooooof
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Jul 29 at 10:25
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I'm a cbj fan who tries to avoid being bias but here's my take

- third highest amount of goals for dmen since he came into the league while playing for ....torts.

- buys 5 ufa years and has him expire when he's 30

- if this is the "columbus tax" I'm fine with it. Its 1.5-2M more than it should be but if it gets a young star to stay here and rep the city, ultimately its worth it.
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Jul 29 at 10:26
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I guess Werenski is better than Jones, so… pay him like he’s Victor Hedman in his prime?

Why did Jarmo do this
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Jul 29 at 10:26
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The NHL’s highest AAV for defensemen: (as of 2022-23)

1. Erik Karlsson - $11,500,000
2. Drew Doughty - $11,000,000
3. Zach Werenski - $9,583,333
4. Seth Jones - $9,500,000
5. Roman Josi - $9,059,000
T-6. Dougie Hamilton - $9,000,000
T-6. Cale Makar - $9,000,000
Jul 29 at 10:27
#15
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Makes the Heiskanen deal look even better lol. And they said Miro was overpaid...
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Jul 29 at 10:27
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Jul 29 at 10:29
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i take back any reservations i had about dougie's cap hit because dear god
Jul 29 at 10:30
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I guess nobody’s trading for Werenski now…
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Jul 29 at 10:30
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Quoting: Bdawwwgy1
I'm a cbj fan who tries to avoid being bias but here's my take

- third highest amount of goals for dmen since he came into the league while playing for ....torts.

- buys 5 ufa years and has him expire when he's 30

- if this is the "columbus tax" I'm fine with it. Its 1.5-2M more than it should be but if it gets a young star to stay here and rep the city, ultimately its worth it.


Yeah, this definitely seems to be a result of the Columbus tax, which is really unfortunate. In the end the extra $1.5 million probably doesn’t make much of a difference, but the fact that he’ll be the 3rd highest paid D in the league just seems bad.
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Jul 29 at 10:33
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It's an overpay, but frankly I get it. They have had Jones, Dubois, Panarin, Duchene, and Bob leave in the last few years. They have a 1st pairing young defender in his prime willing to sign to term. I think fair would have been 7.5 ish but I get why they did it.
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Jul 29 at 10:34
#21
Jack Hughes is Elite
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Im loving the Dougie signing even more
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Jul 29 at 10:34
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I was hoping Detroit would go after him as a UFA, but if that was the ask I’m glad we won’t get the chance.
Jul 29 at 10:35
#23
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
The NHL’s highest AAV for defensemen: (as of 2022-23)

1. Erik Karlsson - $11,500,000
2. Drew Doughty - $11,000,000
3. Zach Werenski - $9,583,333
4. Seth Jones - $9,500,000
5. Roman Josi - $9,059,000
T-6. Dougie Hamilton - $9,000,000
T-6. Cale Makar - $9,000,000


I would expect Fox to be third unless he takes a bridge deal, but Heiskanen and Makar didn't so
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Jul 29 at 10:35
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Steal
Jul 29 at 10:35
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I do laugh that they gave him a hair more than Jones per year though
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