On June 26th TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews initial contract demands were 12 million per year. Blackhawks General Manager has said on numerous occasions that the Blackhawks will sign both Kane and Toews. As of five days ago reports out of the Blackhawks camp were that the negotiations were “ongoing” between the two sides (Kane and Toews have the same agent).
People have speculated that the both Kane and Toews were likely to get the largest contracts in NHL history. They were likely to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 million per year.
May 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wingPatrick Kane
(88) and right wingMarian Hossa
(81) and center Jonathan Toews (19) head to the ice before game seven of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
WSCR hockey reporter Jay Zawaski tweeted about their contracts. Jay states that David Kaplan of 87.7/CSN is reporting that the Kane and Toews deal will be reportedly make around 10.8 million per year. 10.8 million Per year would make Kane and Toews the highest paid players in the NHL.
If the reports are true then Kane and Toews would be the highest paid players in NHL history. While other players would make more money next season, Kane and Toews contract would have the highest annual contract value. in the NHL. An example a player of making more money than Kane and Toews next season would be Shea Weber. Shea Weber is due 14 million dollars next season but because his deal extends to 2025-26 at a total of 110 million. The annual value of his deal is only 7,857,143. My math skills aren’t great but 10.8 is higher than 7,857,143,
Both the Blackhawks and Kane/Toews agent are counting on the salary cap increasing ever year for the foreseeable future. As right now the 10.8 million dollar is just speculation. Once we get confirmed reports we will let everyone know.
In other news the Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite ,former Blackhawks goalie, as their new goalie coach. He is the brother of Stephan Waite.
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