Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog could be entitled to a nice gift in anticipation of the holiday season as he begins negotiations over a contract extension.
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In 2020-2021, the 27-year-old must pass the final year of a seven-year, $ 39 million pact. Without an agreement, he will be able to take advantage of the autonomy market. Aware of this possibility, the general manager of “Avs”, Joe Sakic, obviously does not want to go there.
“In fact, we started the dialogue in Edmonton [pendant les séries éliminatoires], he admitted to NHL.com. Obviously, there is a lot of stuff going on now and we will have to reassess the situation. We would like to conclude something this year, but if we have to wait, we will be able to find a solution next year. We have confidence, since we have a very good relationship with Gabe. ”
“Right now, I think everyone is trying to see what the portrait will look like in the years to come,” Sakic continued. Discussions will continue, so hopefully we can extend the contract. ”
Landeskog had 21 goals and 23 assists for 44 points in 54 games during the most recent campaign. Club captain since September 4, 2012, he added 13 points, including two goals, in 14 playoff games. His team suffered elimination in the Western Conference semifinals at the hands of the Dallas Stars.