Friday, October 19, 2018
Recent Contract Extensions (Oct 19)
For a guy that only has 84 games of NHL experience, none of those games coming this season, signing a 7-year contract extension seems a bit strange, but there it is. Alex Tuch signed a brand new long-term extension with the Golden Knights on Friday, worth $33.25 million in total, which works out to be a $4.75 million cap hit per season.
Last year was Tuch's first full season in the NHL with the Golden Knights, hardly getting a cup of coffee with his draft team, the Minnesota Wild, since being picked in 2014. That year was productive, 15 goals and 37 points in 78 games, so there is definitely something to bank on, even though a lower-body injury has kept him on the IR since the start of the season.
The Golden Knights are getting themselves into a curious spot, salary-wise, since I already have them pegged for a $71.4 million cap hit for a full 23-man roster next year and they'll have free agents like William Karlsson, Nate Schmidt, Deryk Engelland and Malcolm Subban to re-sign.