We now have a clear idea of Cole Caufield's next contract with the Canadiens

Published April 1, 2022 at 1:50 PM
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Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield will soon be eligible for a contract extension and many observers are already starting to wonder about the type of contract he could eventually sign.

He will absolutely be part of the club's core, in the long term, and the Tricolore's management could be tempted to offer him a long term contract (just like they did with Suzuki).

There are two obvious options on the table for Caufield: a bridge deal of 3 or 4 seasons, which would result in his salary being lower, or alternatively, a long-term contract, which will cost more in the short-term, but could become a bargain.

As reported by our colleagues at Marqueur.com, Maxim Guérin has advanced possible contracts for Caufield (and also, for Alexander Romanov):


"And for those asking, it would be 8 years, and around Suzuki's salary (+/- $7-7.5M/year), Caufield has another year left on his rookie contract and he would fall right into his long-term contract after that." - Guerin

Sounds pretty risky and expensive, but at the same time, with the major increase in the NHL salary cap in 2025, it could become a real steal.

Would you do it? (offer an 8 year contract, worth $7-7.5 million annually, to Caufield) If not, there is the option of the infamous bridge deal of 3 or 4 seasons.

As for Alexander Romanov's potential next contract, details on the next page.

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We now have a clear idea of Cole Caufield's next contract with the Canadiens

Which contract would you offer Caufield on his next contract?

Same as Suzuki (8 years x 7M)15655.1 %
Bridge Deal (2,3 seasons at 5M)12744.9 %
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