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03-22-2004, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Janerixon
sather also included a 700,000 signing bonus, im not sure if ortmeyer got a signing bonus but im sure it wasnt in the ballpark of 700,000

so really umberger is making 858,333 the 1st year, 883,333 the 2nd year, and 908,333

which means in his 3rd season hed be making close to a million, whereas jamie lundmark, a player who was picked what 6 spots before him who is currently in his 3rd year is making 1,025,000

it sounds pretty correct to me, he is just getting a chunk up front
There seems to be a discrepancy as to the two reports about Umberger being offered a contract. The Journal News stated the following:

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported yesterday that Umberger and his agent, Brian Lawton, turned down a three-year offer of $625,000, $650,000 and $675,000 base salaries with a $700,000 signing bonus.
"The talks (with the Rangers) have been very limited,'' Umberger said. "I get the impression they do want me. I don't think they would have brought me out to New York if they were not interested. Whether it will work out, I don't know. We want to try and speed up the deadline. Maybe if something doesn't work out by the end of next week, I'll come back home.''

BUT the actual article that was quoted from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review stated the following:

Umberger was the Canucks' first-round draft pick (16th overall) in 2001, but rejected their contract offer of $625,000, $650,000 and $675,000 base salaries with a $700,000 signing bonus over three years, saying it would have made him the second-lowest paid player from the first round of the 2001 draft.

So to get the story straight, the contract that was stated by the Journal News was NOT a contract offer from the Rangers but the contract that Umberger turned down in Vancouver.

Talk about irresponsible journalism. :mad:

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