The Canucks Allegedly Offered Elias Pettersson A Massive Contract Extension

Published February 23, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Elias Pettersson, the dynamic forward for the Vancouver Canucks, is approaching restricted free agency as the 2023-24 NHL season wraps up. His remarkable performance over the last few seasons has not only established him as a top-tier forward in the league but also positioned him for a lucrative contract.

Pettersson made a strategic decision to delay contract discussions until after the season, a move that has allowed him to concentrate fully on his game. This focus has evidently paid dividends on the ice.

David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period reports that the Canucks have extended an eight-year contract offer to Pettersson, with an annual average value of $12 million.

Pettersson hasn't dismissed the offer, indicating his preference to defer any contract decisions until the offseason. His primary goal remains to excel on the ice and to contribute to the Canucks' playoff ambitions.

"According to a well-placed source tied to the club, the Canucks tabled Pettersson a long-term deal, believed to be eight years, worth $12 million per season at the beginning of the 2023-24 campaign. That offer has not been rejected; it's there for the taking. Pettersson simply wants to take his time, see how the season plays out and revisit his future in the summer." Pagnotta explains.

At 25, Pettersson is eyeing his second straight season with at least 100 points, having already tallied 73 points (29 goals, 44 assists) in 59 games. His performance not only underscores his value to the team but also raises anticipation about his next move.

As Pettersson remains a key figure for the Canucks' ambitions now and in the future, securing his commitment will be a priority. The question that remains is whether he opts for a long-term stay or prefers a shorter-term agreement.

Source: Bladeofsteel
February 23   |   99 answers
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