Agents and general managers are actively looking for new players. However, sometimes they enter into very strange contracts in the NHL. We will tell you about the most unusual, in our opinion.
Matt Murray, 26
From Pittsburgh to Ottawa
Contract: 4 years, $ 25 million
The Ottawa Senators made a very strange decision. The club has a lot of money and builds a new team in the capital of Canada. However, they have given an unreasonably large amount of money as well as a long-term contract to the man, who has suffered from a concussion of the brain the whole season.
Senators` management will certainly regret this decision. Murray, unfortunately, spends more time in the hospital than on ice due to injuries.
Justin Schultz, 30
From Pittsburgh to Washington
Contract: 2 years, $ 8 millio
Washington lost the Czech defender Michal Kempný due to a serious injury. Moreover, his compatriot Radko Gudas moved to Florida. Nevertheless, how could one give Justin Schultz a salary of $ 4 million a year? To be honest, at first, it seemed like a joke.
Jack Johnson, 33
From Pittsburgh to the Rangers
Contract: 1 year, $ 1 million
Johnson has been a free agent in recent years. On the one hand, one may ask the Rangers management a question about the point of signing this player. On the other hand, they bought him for really cheap by hockey standards. Therefore, if Johnson has a strong season in New York, the general manager Jeff Gorton will be worthy of appreciation.
Patrick Maroon, 32
Stayed at Tampa
Contract: 2 years, for $ 1.8 million
The forward won his second (!) Stanley Cup in a row with different teams (St. Louis and Tampa), but signed again at Tampa for a song. That is, obviously, a kind of strange contract in the NHL.
Which NHL’s contract do you suppose is the strangest? Tell us your opinion
Also, you can read Insider Pierre Lebrun spoke about possible transfers of the offseason.