NHL News: The Tampa Bay Lightning and Brayden Point Agree On An Three-Year Deal

Good afternoon.

Three years. $6.75m AAV.

Happy to have ya, Pointer. ⚡

📝: https://t.co/79HCTSNOYd pic.twitter.com/rjAIS8v4me

— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) September 23, 2019

Brayden Point signed for 3 years at $6.75 million.

— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) September 23, 2019


The #GoBolts #TBLightning re-sign 23 y/o C RFA Brayden Point to 3 year $6.75M Cap Hit per @EricFrancis. RFA on expiry, 1 year from UFA

-41G 92P in 79 GP
-61.5% 5v5 GF
-53.2% Expecte GF
-52% Corsi
-Scored 2.7 P/60

Rep’d by Gerry Johannson @TSC_Hockeyhttps://t.co/13hMPSKghO

— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) September 23, 2019

Press release added to the post. https://t.co/y8eU1JaRMn

— Kukla’s Korner (@kuklaskorner) September 23, 2019


Pierre LeBrun’s salary breakdown here.

Proving that math isn’t my friend, I screwed up year 2 where it should be $2.5 M salary not $3M. The correct version:

Year 1, $5.25 M total ($1 M salary, $4.25 M SB payable within 10 days of registration);
Year 2, $6 M total ($2.5 M salary, $3.5 M SB)
Year 3, $9 M all salary https://t.co/n3HEqahxgX

— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 23, 2019

A bit of a correction from Brayden Point’s agent on salary breakdown of the Point deal from Ken Campbell. So, which is it?

Breakdown of the Point contract from agent Gerry Johansson: Year 1 – $1 million salary, $4.25 signing bonus; Year 2 – $2.5 million salary, $3.5 million signing bonus; Year 3 – $5.5 million salary, $3.5 million signing bonus.

— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) September 23, 2019

Thoughts from the media



John Matisz: “Julien BriseBois learned a thing or two from Steve Yzerman. Bargain.”

Dobber: “I can’t believe there was a delay on signing Brayden Point when it was that number. Point just got 92 points, if his ask was anywhere close to $6.75 AAV at three years, GM BriseBois should have been tripping over himself in his rush to get it done..”

Todd Cordell: “lmao the Lightning are so good at this.”

David Pagnotta: “Solid deal for both sides… Keep in mind, Tampa’s one of the no-state-income-tax teams”

Joe Smith (background on Point bridge deal)“An ICYMI with context on why that term is M.O. by TB and why it has taken so long”.

Cam Robinson: “Tidy piece of business in Tampa. Colour me shocked”.

Brennan Klak: “The important part for Brayden Point’s camp is getting that 3rd year at 9M so that the qualifying offer is nice when his contract expires. Otherwise, Julien BriseBois getting him signed at under 7M a year is absolutely bonkers. That’s a fantastic bridge. #TBLightning

Sean Tierney: “You love to see it”.

Charts on Point

Brayden Point (3×6.75m extension) is a strong play-driver at 5v5, a very strong driver at 5v4, has a very good penalty differential, and one of the game’s better shots. This extraordinarily team-friendly deal covers what will likely be his best years. pic.twitter.com/VpvKobM27g

— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) September 23, 2019

(per @EricFrancis)The #GoBolts lock up Brayden Point for another 3 years. Point is turning into one of the better centremen in the game. He uses his vision to move the puck well but can also get open in the slot for quality chances and can win the puck back when his team loses it pic.twitter.com/nKeXiTpRVP

— The Point (@ThePointHockey) September 23, 2019

Here are some Brayden Point charts from @EvolvingHockey: pic.twitter.com/7zn6d6MVLc

— EvolvingWild (@EvolvingWild) September 23, 2019

Point (23 y.o.) signs for 3 x $6.75 mil. He ranked 4th in the NHL in WAR last yr and supported his 41 goals with 35 xG, scoring with a variety of shot types from the slot. His xG share was excellent (common among TBL skaters). His primary shot contributions were somewhat meh. pic.twitter.com/tSacMxri19

— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) September 23, 2019