Nothing quite like waiting until the very, very, very last minute, eh?
With an arbitration hearing scheduled for today, the Bruins and Trent Frederic have reportedly agreed to a new deal that will free up some time on the arbiter’s calendar:
Trent Frederic and the Bruins reach a 2x$2.3M agreement— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 1, 2023
For those who can’t see the embed above for whatever reason, Elliotte Friedman reports that the sides have agreed to a two-year deal with an AAV of $2.3 million.
As you may remember, Frederic’s camp originally sought a one-year, $2.9 million deal, while the Bruins’ offer was two years at $1.4 million per year.
The reported deal allows both parties to essentially meet in the middle, which is normally where you want things to end up to avoid negativity/drama.
Fortunately, the arbitration process never came to be, so both sides got to avoid that awkward endeavor.
The Bruins’ cap picture with Frederic’s deal, per the ever-reliable BruinsCapSpace:
Frederic signs 2x $2.3M deal. Updated Cap Projection with Swayman contract announcement due today.— Bruins Cap Space (@BruinsCapSpace) August 1, 2023
-I like the Freddy deal, especially being 2 years. He got a little bit more than I thought, but I still think he hasn't reached his full potential. Big year upcoming for him. pic.twitter.com/CXtzIqbuGH
So Frederic is back in the fold and both sides avoided a hearing.
Your thoughts on the deal?