HABSFANATICS  /  NHL  /  TRADES

We just learned what an offer sheet submitted to Cole Caufield would cost

Published June 4, 2023 at 10:31
BY

Among the hot topics coming up for the Canadiens, the next contract for Cole Caufield is certainly at the top of the list.

The American forward just finished his NHL entry-level contract and most experts expect the organization and the Caufield camp to reach an agreement before the start of the 2023-2024 season.

However, we cannot rule out the scenario of an offer sheet and according to informant Marco D'Amico, from Montreal Hockey Now, we can expect a potential offer to Caufield to cost between 6.5 and 8.6 million dollars per year.

A offer sheet would thus have to be accompanied by the guarantee of losing a first, second, and third round pick in the 2024 draft.




If any team were to make a offer sheet for the young forward, the Canadiens would have seven days to match the offer, otherwise Kent Hughes would get a first, second, and third round pick in the 2024 draft.

We all remember the case of Jesperi Kotkaniemi in the summer of 2021 where the Carolina Hurricanes offered 6.1 million dollars for one year, which is in the same range of potential compensation should Cole Caufield leave Montreal via an offer sheet.

But according to D'Amico, only about a dozen NHL teams would have the necessary funds to welcome the player who scored 26 goals in 46 games in 2022-2023.

That being said, it would be quite surprising if this situation arose and there is a strong chance that Kent Hughes will manage to come to an agreement with his star forward before the start of the Canadiens' training camp next September.

POLL
June 4   |   1007 answers
We just learned what an offer sheet submitted to Cole Caufield would cost

Are you afraid that Caufield will sign an offer sheet?

Yes17317.2 %
No83482.8 %
LIST OF POLL
Latest 10 stories