Monday, June 27, 2016

Domingue Earns New Deal in Arizona

Much being made about the restricted free agents that were not qualified on Monday, one signing almost fell through the cracks, as the Arizona Coyotes didn't have to extend a qualifying offer to goaltender Louis Domingue, as he signed a 2-year, $2.1 million deal.

The 24-year old netminder performed admirably, if not better, in the absence of Mike Smith, when he was out with injury through much of the second half of the season.  Domingue appeared in 39 games for the Coyotes and picked up 15 wins and 35 points on a team that really wasn't making any waves in the standings.  Among all goalies, he was ranked 34th in pool scoring, which would equate to a top level back-up in most circles.

Smith still has three years left on his current deal with the Coyotes, but Domingue and his cap-friendly contract likely won't be too quick to push him out the door, but I would certainly look for the Coyotes to exercise Domingue a little bit more, now they know that they can trust him a little bit more.

I wouldn't be too quick to over-project on Domingue in the coming season, but I would certainly expect him to be the number two guy, slowly creeping into that number one spot over the next couple of seasons.

Forwards Cap Defense Cap Goalies Cap
Antoine Vermette 3.750 Oliver Ekman-Larsson 5.500 Mike Smith 5.667
Martin Hanzal 3.100 Alex Goligoski 5.475 Louis Domingue 1.050
Brad Richardson 2.080
Max Domi 0.894
Anthony Duclair 0.773
Zbynek Michalek 3.200
Pavel Datsyuk 7.500 Chris Pronger 4.921
Nick Merkley 0.894 Anthony DeAngelo 0.863 Adin Hill 0.726
Dylan Strome 0.894 Kyle Wood 0.718 Marek Langhamer 0.648
Henrik Samuelsson 0.894 Dysin Mayo 0.653
Brendan Perlini 0.863 Justin Hache 0.640
Christian Fischer 0.853 Dakota Mermis 0.627
Christian Dvorak 0.839
Ryan MacInnis 0.798
Laurent Dauphin 0.776
Michael Bunting 0.668
Conor Garland 0.663
Jordan Martinook 0.613
Matia Marcantuoni 0.608
Craig Cunningham 0.600

Pool worthy, non-pool roster players, injured/retired cap hits, in the system

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