When you think of the Canadian now, it’s hard not to immediately think of Nick Suzuki as the new face of the agency. The young center, who will only turn 23 next season, now has the organization’s first central chair and, at the moment, is the best player on the team.
Cole Caufield and Juraj Slavkowski have the potential to join him in the end, sure, but now he’s definitely a Suzuki.
CH #14 will also see his new eight-year contract go into effect this year. On average, a young man will earn $7.875 million annually until 2029-2030.
However, when we look at the highest profit for the 2022-23 season, we notice that Suzuki is… in twelfth place.
Also note that Suzuki is the youngest player on the list of the 20 highest-grossing players on the Pittman circuit for 2022-23. You have to get down to 25th to find a player smaller than Suzuki, while there is Jack Hughes (21).
For the 2022-23 season, Suzuki will receive a total of $10 million. He has already earned $4,000,014 in signing bonuses and the remainder ($5,999,986) will come in stipend during the campaign.
However, if Suzuki has a file hit the cap $7.875 million, how does he get $10 million in 2022-23? The answer is simple: the structure of the contract for a young position means that he gets more money in the early years of the contract and not in the later years of it.
Thus, for the next three years, Suzuki will earn $10 million per season, but he will “only” make $6 million annually during the last three campaigns included in his current contract.
In good French, we’re talking about a “preloaded” contract.
Remember that in the last days, (Model) Dom Luszczyszyn ranks Suzuki’s contract as the ninth worst deal in the NHLThe latter, however, put things into context by saying that Suzuki clearly has the potential to eventually deserve his contract.
Right now, Suzuki is not a $10 million player, and I’m well aware of that. However, if all goes well, at the end of his contract, his $6 million salary and salary hit the cap Just under $8 million a year would seem ridiculous for the level of play he can deliver on ice.
At least, that’s what we can hope for.
– I like the result.
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