Report: Canucks and Pearson agree to three-year extension
The Vancouver Canucks have maintained throughout the season that they would like to sign a pending unrestricted free agent. Tanner pearson to an extension, and it finally seems to be happening. Although no official announcement has yet been made, Thomas Drance from Athletic reports all the details of the current agreement. The three-year contract extension will carry an average annual value of $ 3.25 million and is overburdened in terms of salary structure. The deal will also include a full no-trade clause in 2021-2022 and a seven-team no-trade clause in 2022-23.
Pearson, 28, could have been a deadline chip if the Canucks hadn’t been able to find an extension before Monday. Instead, he will stay with Vancouver despite some very notable struggles this season, earning a multi-year overtime on his solid game in 2019-20. The former Los Angeles Kings forward scored 21 goals and 45 points for the Canucks last season and has been a force in the playoffs, registering four more goals and eight points in 17 games.
This season hasn’t come close to that, however, as Pearson has only scored six goals and 11 points in 33 games. Even his physicality waned, with just 40 hits delivered around this time, and his usual power play production was almost non-existent.
Still, the Canucks clearly believe they can get old Pearson back. Vancouver General Manager Jim benning has been known to hand out multi-year contracts to the last six players, but there’s no doubt Pearson can be more than that when he’s playing his best. The concern now will be how the Canucks are going to sign their other big tickets, as the two Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson need new offers. Vancouver has already committed over $ 64 million for next season without them, not leaving a ton of wiggle room if they demand hefty increases like other restricted free agent stars have done in recent years. .