The Vancouver Canucks dropped some big news on Friday afternoon.
They have announced that they have re-signed Brock Boeser to a three-year contract. The AAV is 6.65 million dollars per season.
“We’re very happy to have worked out a new deal for Brock” said Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin. in the press release. “He is a very talented player and has been an effective goal scorer throughout his entire career. We look forward to seeing his game progress in the years to come. Now that his contract is in place for three seasons, Brock can shift his entire focus to his on-ice performance.”
In terms of clauses, there is a modified no trade clause for Boeser but that is only in the final year of the deal.
Boeser had a qualifying offer of 7.5 million dollars,which would have been used just to keep his RFA rights but luckily there is no need for that anymore. He also was eligible for arbitration.
“Brock is happy, he loves Vancouver,”said Boeser’s agent Ben Harkinson to CHEK TV’s Rick Dhaliwal. ” Talks picked up today, we avoid arbitration (deadline to file is tomorrow) which can get ugly.”
“A good compromise was made by both sides,” said Canucks President of Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford to Dhaliwal. “This negotiation was hard, you had the qualifying offer, it was hard to find a middle ground but we did and we are very happy. (Assistant GM) Émilie Castonguay did a really good job for us.”
Boeser was drafted by the Canucks 23rd overall in 2015.
He was coming off 23 goals and 23 assists in 71 games with the Canucks this past season. Since coming into the league near the end of the 2016-17 season, Boeser has scored 121 goals and managed 135 assists for 256 points in 324 games.
Boeser led the Canucks in scoring in 2017-18 and 2020-21. He was also a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy in 2017-18.
This is a tidy piece of business for the Canucks. It’s a fair deal for both sides.
Boeser has shown flashes of a solid NHL goalscorer and at times has shown off his playmaking abilties. Of course, consistency and staying healthy have been issues for Boeser but he gets the next three seasons to prove himself.
Boeser has been the subject of trade rumours over the past few months and trading him would have been a mistake especially considering his value is low.
Next season could be a big year for the Burnsville Minnesota native.
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