Quick Hits: Avalanche, Maple Leafs, Golden Knights, and the Jets
Avs re-sign Lindholm

Cap Friendly: The Colorado Avalanche have signed RFA forward Anton Lindholm to a two-year, two-way contract with an AAV of $742,500.

For 2019-20 he’ll get $735,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the minors.

For 2020-21 he’ll get $750,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the minors.

Neuvirth’s PTO finally official

Lance Hornby: After the Toronto Maple Leafs traded goaltender Garret Sparks yesterday to the Vegas Golden Knights, they officially announced that they’ve signed Michal Neuvirth to a PTO.

Golden Knights re-sign Engelland

Vegas Golden Knights: The Golden Knights have re-signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a one-year contract.

He will get a base salary of $700,000 and have incentives that could push the deal up to $1.5 million.

Arbitrator ruling and the Jets salary situation

Winnipeg Jets PR: An arbitrator awarded forward Andrew Copp a two-year contract with an AAV of $2.28 million.

Murat Ates: “Honestly, given how reasonable this number is I am surprised it took an arbitration hearing. I’m also surprised it took a hearing that went on until late Sunday afternoon. As I write in the piece, Copp is a useful and versatile player who should easily be worth $2.28 million.”

Mike McIntyre: The Jets have about $14.5 million in salary cap space with 21 players on NHL contracts. They still need to re-sign restricted free agent defensemen Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor.

Scott Billeck: If the Jets went with Kristian Vesalainen ($900,000), Mason Appleton ($750,000), and Andrei Chibisov ($800,000) after Copp’s ruling yesterday, that would leave around $15.07 million for Laine and Connor.

Walsh on the salary cap

Allan Walsh: “NHL teams are twisting themselves into pretzels to figure out a way to spend $92 million on payroll with a $81.5 million Upper Limit. As I’ve been saying for years, the salary cap is a farce and the idea that the cap promotes parity is an illusion.”

  • Allan Walsh: “How about letting teams spend over the cap but charge them a luxury tax that gets distributed to the small market teams as meaningful revenue sharing?”