Tampa Bay Lightning club of the National Hockey League (NHL) has extended his contract with striker Brandon Hegel for eight years for US$52 million (€48 million).
The deal was announced on Tuesday by the club’s vice president and general manager, Julien Brisbois.
The new contract will come into effect in the 2024/2025 season, and according to its terms, Hegel will earn $6.5 million (six million euros) annually.
The 24-year-old broke his career record with 81 points (64), goals (30) and assists (34) in 81 games last season.
In the 2021/2022 season, the hockey player came to Lightning from the Chicago Blackhawks as a result of the trade.
Lightning, who won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021, is trying to maintain a competitive squad, and Hegel’s contract is an important part of that process.
Hegel is joined by forwards Nikita Kucherov, Anthony Cirelli, Braden Point and Nick Paul, defenders Mikhail Sergachev and Erik Chernak, and goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy, who signed at least three more seasons.
Hegel earned just over two million dollars the previous season, and he has won this season as well.
The hockey player, who was drafted in the 6th round by the Buffalo Sabers in 2016, amassed 143 points in 240 NHL regular season and Stanley Cup games.
Source: Tv Net