Lightning captain Steven Stamkos decided not to tempt fate as a free agent and signed a contract with the team, where he spent his entire career.
At the moment details of the new contract officially unknown. Earlier it was reported that the General Manager of the team Steve Yzerman suggested Stamkos contract with a salary of 8.5 million dollars a year.
Also Tampa has the opportunity to sign with the player’s eight-year contract. If Stamkos became a free agent, the maximum duration of his contract with another team could not exceed seven years.
To this day, 26-year-old hinted that he will become a free agent July 1, which would make him the most desirable target for clubs in the NHL since the days of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, each of which is four years ago, signed with the Minnesota contract for 13 years with a salary of 98 million per year.
In the 2015-2016 season Stamkos has played 77 games in the regular season, scoring 36 goals and given 28 assists.
Stamkos”s deal with TB is expected to come in at eight years, with an AAV of $8.5 M.
– Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) on 29 June 2016 R.