Marc Bergevin will get $1 million more for Nick Suzuki next year

Published August 5, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Nick Suzuki will be playing the final year of his entry-level deal, which gave him an annual average of just over $1.3 million, including bonuses. After next season (2021-22), Suzuki will have to sign a new deal, and then with his performances, he won't just get a bridge contract. A player of his talent deserves to get a big deal as soon as his three years are up.

But what's the reason Suzuki could get an extra $1 million in 2022? It is pretty simple, as the cap will increase by a million for the 2022-23 campaign, which fits perfectly with the timing of number 14's future contract. The 21-year-old is constantly impressing as he has become the leader of the Montreal Canadiens' offense.

The cap hit will increase from $81.5 million to $82.5 million, which will give some organizations a little boost. This news was delivered by Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff. Seravalli also indicated that the NHL is looking at hockey-related revenues approaching $4.8 billion for the 2021-22 season.

Getting back to Suzuki, the youngster had 41 points in 71 games in his rookie year, and then this year, in the shortened schedule, he had 41 points as well, but in only 56 games. Then, during the last playoff run, he won in crucial moments, completing this journey with 16 points in 22 games. In 2021-22, he will have even more responsibilities and should increase his pace once again, which will ensure a good salary increase.
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