Insider leaks Hurricanes' offer to Jake Guentzel: Heavy competition for Allvin

Cooper Godin
June 22, 2024  (9:09)

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jake Guentzel.
Photo credit: The News & Observer.

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jake Guentzel is just over a week from becoming an unrestricted free agent, but the team is trying to see if they can keep him around long-term.

On Friday, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli was a guest on Sekeres and Price and revealed new information about the contract Jake Guentzel was recently offered by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Seravalli said the Hurricanes offered Jake Guentzel a contract for eight years and just under $8 million per season. He added that if the Canucks, or any other team, signs him on July 1st, they'll likely need to offer Guentzel a seven-year contract in the range of $9.5 million AAV.
"I believe the #Canes' offer is around eight years, just under $8M, just north of $60M...it needs to be that 7x$9.5M range to beat the eighth year." Seravalli said.

Guentzel, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, has been on the radar of the Vancouver Canucks for a while now, and they were in the mix to acquire him before the deadline in March. Still, he ended up being moved to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Penguins.
In 67 games this season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes, Guentzel recorded 77 points (30 goals, 47 assists), 22 penalty minutes and was a plus-25. He added nine points in 11 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Carolina.
As for Seravalli believing a team may have to offer Guentzel $9.5 AAV over seven years, that is a considerable commitment and likely a lot more than the Canucks, or any other team in the mix to land him, would want to pay. But given that he's only 29, coming off his seventh straight 20+ goal season and is one of the top free-agent forwards on the market, it's understandable why he could command that much money and is looking to cash in on his success.
According to CapFriendly, the Canucks have just a tad over $16 million available in cap space after signing Filip Hronek, Mark Friedman, Linus Karlsson and Cole McWard in recent days. If the Canucks are going to make a push to sign Jake Guentzel on Canada Day, they'll need to find a way to move money out. One name that has been rumoured out of Vancouver is Ilya Mikheyev, and moving out his entire salary would be a massive positive for Patrik Allvin.
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