Updated: Sep 4, 2021
In the past couple of days, a few players got paid.
Lets take a look at their contracts.
One such example was St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. The 6-6 defenseman, dependable in all situations, signed an 8 year contract worth 6.5 million AAV. Parayko will be 37 years old when the contract is finished. 6.5 million AAV is a lot for a stay-at home defenseman, and the contract was likely too long. The Blues are hoping Parayko can even play in the NHL at the age of 37.
The Islanders made a flurry of signings today. They spent the offseason clearing the necessary cap space to resign key players. Their signings included:
Anthony Beauvillier: 3 years, 4.15 Million AAV
Casey Cizikas: 6 years, 2.5 Million AAV
Kyle Palmieri: 4 years, 5 Million AAV
Ilia Sorokin: 3 years, 4 Million AAV.
The Islanders are also reportedly signing Zach Parise, who was bought out by the Minnesota Wild this summer. Since the NHL has not approved the contract yet, the term and the salary of the contract is unknown.
With the signing of these key players, the Islanders are once again primed for a deep playoff run. Maybe even a Stanley Cup.
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed shutdown defenseman Connor Murphy to a four year contract worth 4.4 Million AAV. Murphy was the top defender on an awful defense in Chicago last season and should be a key top four shutdown defender next season for the much improved (on paper at least) defense.
This is a great signing for Chicago. They didn't have to overpay for the always rock solid and dependable Murphy. They didn't sign Murphy to too long of a contract, and Murphy should still be worth his salary (if not more) at the end of his contract.
The Flyers also signed their young superstar Joel Farabee to a six year contract with a 5 Million AAV. This should be a steal of a contract, as Farabee is already one of Philly's top players and will only improve with age