LATEST | Vancouver Canucks have given Elias Pettersson two options

Cooper Godin
March 1, 2024  (10:09)

Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson.
Photo credit: Bob Frid - USA TODAY Sports

It's been a crazy week on the Elias Pettersson contract front with reports of him being close to signing and that the Canucks engaged in trade talks regarding the Swedish forward.

Frank Seravalli said earlier this week that Elias Pettersson, who is set to become a restricted free agent in July, has made significant progress on a contract extension with the Canucks that is expected to be for eight-years.
When the Canucks and Pettersson were in a stalemate however, the team engaged in trade talks and it was reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman that they discussed a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Both options remain on the table however, as both re-signing Pettersson and trading him are possibilities. On Friday, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet shared that a contract in the range of $90 to $96 million has been offered to Pettersson.
"There is reportedly an offer on the table for Pettersson's contract in the range of $90M to $96M, according to Nick Kypreos.

They're basically giving him two options, sign or trade.


Meanwhile, on the 32 Thoughts podcast on Friday, Elliotte Friedman revealed that it was Jim Rutherford who approached Pettersson and his camp about a trade and that it was an option they were seriously considering.
"He brought it to the table and said if you aren't going to give us an answer, this is something we're going to consider." Pettersson said.

Given how important Elias Pettersson is to the Vancouver Canucks organization, it's crazy to see how this situation has developed and that a trade is even an option at this point. It's understandable that going into the season, Pettersson wanted to wait before signing an extension so he could focus on his play, but both sides need to come to the table and get a deal done soon.
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LATEST | Vancouver Canucks have given Elias Pettersson two options

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