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What might Jake DeBrusk’s next contract look like?

The left wing is a restricted free agent after this season.

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This was originally written as a FanPost by Jason Peterson. We decided to move it over to the main part of the site because it’s a great piece.

This upcoming year could be very good, very poor, or very similar to the two seasons prior.

Combining/averaging the last two seasons of Jake DeBrusk’s stats, we have this:

  • Regular Season: GP 69 G 22 A 21 P 43
  • Playoff Season: GPG 0.28 APG 0.25

For the sake of discussion, let’s assume that this is roughly the kind of season we can expect from DeBrusk this year if he doesn’t improve or decline.

Here are some players with comparable statistics, along with what their contracts look like.

Kasperi Kapanen

  • 2019 Regular GP 78 G 20 A 24 P 44
  • $3.2 million for 3 years

Andreas Johnsson

  • 2019 Regular GP 73 G 20 A 23 P 43
  • $3.4 million for 4 years

Jakub Vrana

  • 2019 Regular GP 82 G 24 A 23 P 47
  • $3.35 million for 2 years

Sam Reinhart

  • 2018 Regular GP 82 G 25 A 25 P 50
  • $3.65 million for 2 years

Anthony Mantha

  • 2018 Regular GP 80 G 24 A 24 P 48
  • $3.3 million for 2 years

The one thing that will play in DeBrusk’s favour will be the fact that he’s put up these types of points for all 3 years of his ELC, unlike some of the players mentioned. So that should bump his price up a bit.

I would also keep an eye on Philadelphia this offseason and see what they sign Travis Konecny to. He is currently an RFA and hasn’t signed yet. His numbers over the last two seasons are similar to DeBrusk’s:

  • 2018 Regular GP 81 G 24 A 23 P 47
  • 2019 Regular GP 82 G 24 A 25 P 49

It would be ideal to get Jake signed for under $4 million for 3 or 4 years. But depending on the kind of year he has, I would be content with giving him around $4 million per season over 3 more years.