Hurricanes formally announce a birthday extension for Sebastian Aho – 8x$9.75M https://t.co/jkgmnmLRAp
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 26, 2023
We’re talking about an eight-year deal that will bind him to the team until the end of the 2031-2032 season…
But most of all, we’re talking about a contract that will pay him $9.75 million annually.
Aho’s current contract (which was signed with Marc Bergevin’s hostile offer) expires at the end of next season. This means that his new contract will start on July 1, 2024.
Clearly, this is particularly exciting news for the player, but also for the franchise’s fans. Aho is seen as the face of the organization in Carolina, and now the Hurricanes will have the luxury of counting on his services for the next nine years.
But now it gets really interesting for Don Waddell, who will have a puzzle to solve before long. When you look at the team’s contracts on Cap Friendly, you realize that several players will find themselves without a pact in the summer of 2024…
On the blue line, only Dmitry Orlov, Brent Burns and Jaccob Slavin are under contract for more than a year… and their respective deals expire in the summer of 2025 :
But the important thing for the Hurricanes is that the team has a roster that can compete for top honors next year. That’s the goal, we agree, and I can’t wait to see if they can (finally) take that next step.
Because with the talent in Carolina’s line-up… we can really believe in the club’s chances of lifting the Stanley Cup next year. Let’s see if Rod Brind’Amour has what it takes.
Maybe it’s now or never.
– Let’s Go!
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) July 26, 2023
– I really like the additions of Yamamoto and Dumoulin in Seattle.
Kraken add Dumoulin, Yamamoto following 1st playoff appearancehttps://t.co/9eJeou5on0
– NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) July 26, 2023
A former NHLPA employee will argue in a court hearing today that the NHLPA should be forced to hand over all of its records and investigative reports about a colleague who was allegedly defrauding the union of more than $100,000.
– TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) July 26, 2023
– Sick, for real.
– Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) July 26, 2023