In the NHL, there’s usually a trade-off between average annual value of a contract vs. term on free-agent contracts. The shorter the term, the higher the AAV; the longer the term, the lower the AAV.
Again, in theory.
The Detroit Red Wings signed 26-year-old defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30-million deal on Tuesday that carries a $5 million cap hit. That makes him the 11th highest-paid defenseman between the ages of 25-27, making slightly less than Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins (25, $5.25M AAV) and slightly more than T.J Brodie of the Calgary Flames (26, $4.65M AAV).Read More »from Did Red Wings overpay Danny DeKeyser with 6-year deal?