Panthers sign captain Aleksander Barkov to eight-year contract extension

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The Florida Panthers have actually signed captain Aleksander Barkov to an eight-year agreement extension with a $10 million typical yearly worth, according to a news release from the group. The brand-new agreement will consist of over $70 million in finalizing rewards.

Barkov, 26, remained in the last year of a six-year, $35.4 million offer that he signed back in 2016. The Panthers star center would’ve ended up being an unlimited totally free representative following the 2021-22 season. Barkov will make $7.75 million this season in the last year of the previous offer.

“Over his past eight years in South Florida, Sasha has demonstrated his leadership, character and elite playmaking ability, cementing himself as one of the best all-around players in hockey,” Panthers basic supervisor Bill Zito stated. “He has earned the respect of the hockey community through work ethic and a team-first attitude. Most importantly, he is a tremendous person, athlete and friend and we are thrilled to secure Sasha as our leader on and off the ice for the next eight years.”

The Panthers captain was initially chosen with the No. 2 choice in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Panthers. Barkov is set to start his ninth expert season and is coming off a year in which he tape-recorded 58 points (26 objectives and 32 helps) in 50 video games.

His finest season came throughout the 2018-19 project in which he signed up a career-high 96 points (35 objectives and 61 helps). During his time with Florida, Barkov has actually put together 465 profession points (181 objectives and 284 helps).

Barkov won the Selke Trophy last season, which is every year granted to the leading defensive forward in the NHL. In addition, he was called to Finland’s lineup for the 2022 Beijing Olympics previously in October.

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