I think we can figure that the numbers are around 4.5 to 5 million a year... it obviously can't get much higher. Great news though... best news since the draft. Man it's nice to finally hear good Avs news...
What a standup move by a superstar player.....taking almost 1/2 million less then his qualifying offer......
Perhaps a little breathing room for Colorado and Pierre....
(take note Joe Thornton...)
Avs ink Hejduk for 5 years
By Terry Frei
Denver Post Sports Writer
The Colorado Avalanche today announced that right wing Milan Hejduk, 29, had signed a five-year contract, taking him though the 2009-10 season.
The contract calls for Hejduk to be paid $3.7 million in the upcoming season, $3.8 million in 2006-07, and then $4 million in each of the following three seasons. The $3.9-million average will be his "cap" number throughout the life of the contract, under terms of the new collection bargaining agreement and under the salary cap, which will be $39.1 million in 2005-06.
The Avalanche had made a one-season "qualifying" offer of $4.3 million to Hejduk, enabling it to match any offer or receive compensation if Hejduk received an offer from another team as a restricted free agent. The contract he accepted, though, calls for him to receive less than that qualifying figure.