The contract impasse between the Vancouver Canucks and Brock Boeser has come to an end.
Canucks GM Jim Benning announced that the team has re-signed Boeser to a three-year contract extension carrying a $5.875 million cap hit.
“We’re very pleased to have Brock re-sign,” said Benning in a media release. “He’s a talented player, a key contributor to our offence and an important part of our team’s future. We look forward to having Brock join the team in preparation for the upcoming season.”
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Boeser was a training camp holdout, working out with his old college team in Grand Forks, North Dakota while his Canucks teammates were in Victoria.
The 22-year-old from Burnsville, Minnesota scored 26 goals and 56 points in 69 games last year, his second full NHL season.
Boeser will earn more than the Philadelphia Flyers’ Travis Konecny (24 goals and 59 points last season), who signed for $5.5 million per season today, albeit on a six-year deal.
Breakdown of Boeser contract.
4.0 (700 salary / 3.3M SB)
6.125 (3.125 salary / 3M SB)
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) September 17, 2019
The Canucks opted to sign Boeser to a bridge deal, paying him $4 million this season, $6.125 million next year, and $7.5 million in 2021-22.
The $7.5 million salary in the third year of the deal is a key for Boeser, as it would require the Canucks offer that amount as a qualifying offer to retain his rights as a restricted free agent in the summer of 2022.