Saturday, March 09, 2019
Recent Contract Extensions (Mar 9)
Getting out of the dumpster fire that was the Ottawa Senators organization has already proven to be the best thing that has happened to Mark Stone, as his new home in Vegas has welcomed him with open arms and an open chequebook. This week, he finally put pen to paper on a brand new contract extension, which will work out to be an 8-year deal, worth $76 million... a $9.5 million cap hit per season.
This deal will give him a full no-movement clause for the entire eight seasons and it is signing bonus-heavy, which means there is plenty of guaranteed money in it, even if the league was to somehow find a work stoppage.
In 64 games between Ottawa and Vegas, Stone has posted 28 goals and 64 points, good enough for 38th in pool scoring this season.
By my count, the Golden Knights are now working themselves back into a bit of a salary cap corner, even with a projected cap ceiling of $83 million. We'll explore that more, when we get to the off-season outlook posts.