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

Published May 10, 2023 at 8:11 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

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?
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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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