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Calgary Flames signed Adam Ruzicka (2 Years / $762,500 AAV)

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Sep. 21 at 10:32 a.m.
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Adam Ruzicka has signed a new contract with the Calgary Flames.
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SIGNED BY: Brad Treliving
LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Calgary FlamesCalgary Flames
VALUE: $1,525,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.92
SIGNING DATE: Sep. 21, 2022
SOURCE: CapFriendly

Adam Ruzicka signed a 2 year, $1,525,000 contract with the Calgary Flames on Sep. 21, 2022. The contract has a cap hit of $762,500.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2022-23$762,500$762,500$0$0$750,000$750,000$300,000
2023-24$762,500$762,500$0$0$775,000$775,000$775,000
TOTAL$1,525,000$1,525,000$0$0$1,525,000$1,525,000$1,075,000
MINIMUM GUARANTEED SALARY: 2022-23: $375,000
Sep. 21 at 10:45 a.m.
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What took so long?
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Sep. 21 at 11:03 a.m.
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Quoting: nintendofan721
What took so long?


that extra 500 bucks was of the upmost discord to team and player
Sep. 21 at 11:24 a.m.
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No idea why a league min contract took this long for both sides. CGY must have strong-armed him into submission and said you're playing for league min the next two years, like it or not.
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Sep. 21 at 11:40 a.m.
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What took so long?


I presume he folded as training camp got near.
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Sep. 21 at 11:41 a.m.
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I am surprised Ruszika not only accepted league min, but accepted it for two years. I'd rather him than a lot of fourth liners.
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Sep. 21 at 12:33 p.m.
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Quoting: nintendofan721
What took so long?


Waiting on the MacKinnon contract for a comparable
Sep. 21 at 12:36 p.m.
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I am surprised Ruszika not only accepted league min, but accepted it for two years. I'd rather him than a lot of fourth liners.


Agreed, I thought he could get something around $1 mil and challenge for a 3rd line role. With the Milano, Eakin PTOs and Pelletier in the mix it will be a tough road; but that means the Flames' 4th line could be a real impactful group both in physicality and ability to score with Lucic-Rooney-Ruzicka and maybe Eakin as well.
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Sep. 21 at 1:08 p.m.
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All that waiting for this

Like why not just sign that to start

As we all knew this was gonna be the deal
Sep. 21 at 2:05 p.m.
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I bet he still plays some games in the AHL this year, but its league min, so it is still a good deal.
Sep. 21 at 3:03 p.m.
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Wow! Ruzicka's deserved more imo. I had him pegged at $925k x 1 year, $975k x 2 years $1.025 x 3 years
Sep. 21 at 7:18 p.m.
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Quoting: CSStrowbridge
I bet he still plays some games in the AHL this year, but its league min, so it is still a good deal.

If Ruzicka gets waived, he'll be claimed immediately, especially coming with this sweetheart of a Team Friendly contract
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Sep. 21 at 7:59 p.m.
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Quoting: KingofRnR
If Ruzicka gets waived, he'll be claimed immediately, especially coming with this sweetheart of a Team Friendly contract


Good point. I thought he would still be waiver-exempt this season. I can never keep track of those rules.
Sep. 21 at 8:05 p.m.
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Good point. I thought he would still be waiver-exempt this season. I can never keep track of those rules.

All Good. It's hard. Even Treliving & CapFriendly can't either. I remember there being some remembrance and enlightenment that Valimaki and/or Mackey were both still Waivers Exempt last Season, so they got changed here on CapFriendly, but they aren't this year
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Sep. 22 at 12:53 a.m.
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Quoting: KingofRnR
All Good. It's hard. Even Treliving & CapFriendly can't either. I remember there being some remembrance and enlightenment that Valimaki and/or Mackey were both still Waivers Exempt last Season, so they got changed here on CapFriendly, but they aren't this year


I wonder if Välimäki is waiwed would someone take a chance on him... Guessing the 2M salary works as a deterrant, but I feel he has upside. Suter just hates him for some reason. He sure aint no Gudbranson....
Sep. 22 at 1:02 a.m.
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I wonder if Välimäki is waiwed would someone take a chance on him... Guessing the 2M salary works as a deterrant, but I feel he has upside. Suter just hates him for some reason. He sure aint no Gudbranson....

Absolutely, he'd get claimed quickly. He's a Victim of Time & Circumstances. I don't think CGY will waive him. I see a Trade prior to the beginning or the season or when Kylington &/or Tanev returns if they miss the start of the season (not likely). CGY could also keep him as a Scratch instead of waiving him, could Scratch 2-3 D-Men if they wanted too actually. Their AHL Team being in CGY is very useful now with easy access to emergency call ups
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