Thread: News Article: Bryzgalov Regret Leaving Phoenix?
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05-11-2012, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamieh View Post
The signing bonus is not included in this year's $10 million salary so he did in fact receive $15 million this year.
It is included. Look at Brad Richards and Christian Ehrhoff signing bonuses on capgeek for similar big signing bonuses.

If you're still not sure add up the NHL salaries on Bryz' contract and divide by the # of years, it will match his cap hit. Another indicator: the maximum compensation a player can receive in a year is 20% of the salary cap. $15m would be more than 20% of the $64.3m cap.

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