Nikita Kucherov gets 8-year to stay with Lightning

As they jockey for position in the Erik Karlsson derby, the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t hesitate to lock up one of their own star players until 2027.
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Right wing Nikita Kucherov signed an eight-year, $76 million extension that kicks in for the 2019-20 season, with an average annual salary of $9.5 Authentic Joffrey Lupul Jersey million against the salary cap. Kucherov would have been a restricted free agent next summer. He has one http://www.penguinsofficialhockey.com/adidas-antti-niemi-jersey more year on his current contract, carrying a $4,766,667 cap hit.

The $76 million contract extension comes during a summer of big-fish hunting for the Lightning. They met with star free agent center John Tavares before he signed a seven-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’ve been pursuing a trade with the Ottawa Senators for star defenseman Karlsson, who is signed for this season but hits unrestricted free agency in summer 2019.

We’re excited to add Pat Maroon to our group, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said, according to the team’s website. Things picked up over the last few days, and last night about 10:30 p.m. I got a call from him and his representative saying they’d like to be part of the St. Louis Blues.

St. Louis has had a busy offseason, signing forwards David Womens Antti Niemi Jersey Perron and Tyler Bozak and goalie Chad Johnson and trading for winger Ryan O’Reilly,

Maroon went into last season as a big part of an up-and-coming Edmonton team. He was coming off a 27-goal season and the Oilers’ first playoff appearance in a decade. But Edmonton stumbled badly, and Maroon was dealt to New Jersey at the trade deadline to help the Devils’ playoff push.

The 30-year-old had 13 points in 17 games for New Jersey in the regular season but had one goal as the Devils lost in http://www.authenticmapleleafshop.com/authentic-19-joffrey-lupul-jersey.html five games to Tampa Bay in the first round of the playoffs.

Still, Maroon had a career-high 43 points last season.

He underwent surgery to a repair a herniated disk in his back in May.