The Buffalo Sabers secured the services of one of their young strikers for an additional seven years on Tuesday after signing Tage Thompson.
Team New York State confirmed that the 24-year-old athlete will make $50 million in total, or just over $7 million annually.
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“Tagy Thompson perfectly demonstrates the pride we expect from every player when he wears the Buffalo Sabers uniform,” Sabers general manager Kevin Adams said in a statement. His successes last season are testament to his dedication to his job and commitment to improving the team on and off the ice, which will take us to even greater heights.”
Thompson really thrived in the 2021-22 season, having broken the goal record 68 times in 78 games. He had never scored better than 14 points in a single season before.
“I don’t think anyone wants to be satisfied with what you have,” the main interested party said, when emptying their wardrobe after last season. The numbers fuel the fire, allowing it to continue to grow.”
If Thompson is to continue to excel on a personal level, he will also have to help Cypress reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
“It’s a place I want to be in for many years to come,” Thompson added at the time. I want to be a guy who helps the team win, make the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup. But these are just words and I must take action to make that happen.”
Thompson’s contract won’t be valid until the start of the 2023-2024 season, and he still has another season to wrap up his previous contract, which earns him $1.4 million a year. Without this new agreement, he would have become a Restricted Free Agent.
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