LATEST | Elias Pettersson about to be one of the best paid hockey players?

Published May 10, 2023 at 8:11 PM

Elias Pettersson has grown into the superstar player the Canucks needed. His evolution led him to tally nothing less than 102 points shattering personal records and reaching the 100-point mark for the first time since Daniel Sedin.

Pettersson will be eligible for a contract extension as soon as July 1st of this year and this will be the Canucks' top priority. He'll be seeing the end of a 3-year deal worth over $22M, just a year being eligible for full autonomy on free agency.

His agent J.P Barry was on Donnie and Dhali earlier and offered comparisons with Mar Barzal (8 years x $9.15M) and Matthew Tkachuk ( x ) who are both very impactful players for their teams:

On the positive side of things, Pettersson's clan is ready for business as they've clearly stated that they were open for a meeting:

‘'Might need a face-to-face, I expect Pat and I will meet with them, maybe at a neutral site.
We need to talk, this will be a significant deal.''

This will obviously be a record contract for the franchise based on the comparables drawn up, if the Canucks manage to get him under contract for less than $80M it could very well turn out to be a steal.

Pettey's offensive game displays at least the same upside as Barzal's, it's actually his defensive game that's a thing of wonder. Pettey's best comparable as a high-end offensive producer and a defensive ace probably sits in the line of Aleksander Barkov whose AAV stands at $10M.

This Swede clearly represents the future of this franchise, question remains, will they take care of this deal as they did with Horvat's?
May 10   |   112 answers
LATEST | Elias Pettersson about to be one of the best paid hockey players?

What's his Pettey truly worth?

$10M AAV5750.9 %
Under $10M2825 %
Over $10M2724.1 %
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