Ducks Re-sign Hampus Lindholm

by | Oct 27, 2016 | News, NHL, Rumors | 12 comments

Anaheim Ducks re-sign Hampus Lindholm to a six-year deal.

Anaheim Ducks re-sign Hampus Lindholm to a six-year deal.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Anaheim Ducks re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Hampus Lindholm to a six-year, $31.5 million contract. The annual average salary is $5.25 million. 

That’s less than the $5.4 million annual hit of Buffalo Sabres blueliner Rasmus Ristolainen. No word yet how Lindholm’s new deal is structured regarding signing bonuses or salary variance.

It was initially reported the Lindholm camp sought upwards of $7 million per season, then lowered their asking price to $6 million annually. For the last couple of weeks there were reports the two sides were only $250K per season apart. 

In his short NHL career, the 22-year-old Lindholm established himself as an invaluable top-two defenseman for the Ducks. The 6’3″, 205 pounder has good size, skates big minutes and possesses terrific all-around blueline skills. He’s obviously a crucial part of their defense corps. Getting him under a long-term deal was crucial. Given his ongoing upside, this deal could prove to be reasonable for the Ducks over the next six years. 

For this season, however,  it’s still a tight fit for the Ducks. They got some short-term cap relief by placing concussed blueliner Simon Despres on long-term injured reserve. However, they’ll have to find some cap payroll space for when he’s ready to return to the lineup. That could resurrect the Cam Fowler ($4 million per season) trade rumors that were flying around since late-June. 







12 Comments

  1. Really thought the Leafs were goin to get him for Polak with both guys having the same upside, Go Leafs Go

    • You’re kidding right ? Polak should get us McDavid, nothing less.

      • Whiskey Jack, I THINK Oil Fan was joking, but if not, I want a pound of whatever he’s smoking !!!!

    • Strange the Oilers didn’t trade McDavid away for him, like how they traded away Hall for Larsson. Or Yakupov for nothing.

      • Umm oilers are to of the west right now. Those trades look Good to me.

    • I ? Your ability to snag idjits like stink on ?

  2. Well all the peeps who get bored easy and always need a new story will be happy this “old repetitive” story is out of the way. Oh wait look here comes another one got the masses to complain about.

  3. Queue the Trouba and/or Fowler to Toronto rumours!

  4. Cant believe Bruins are chasing trouba when they could get the leafs gardener (bobby orr) for pastranack, carlo, and a first round pick! That would be a steal for bruins!!! And then joe leaf woke up lol

    • May as well, Boston is THE team in the NHL for trading away top end talent for nothing to show for it! (Seguin, Hamilton, Thornton, etc.)

      • Boston did all right with the Phil Kessel trade. Where did he go again?

  5. Bruins also did okay moving Big Joe it allowed them to sign Chara and other key pieces that brought them Lord Stanley.