Klingberg could be looking for something in the mid-$60’s
“The Dallas Stars and general manager Jim Nill want John Klingberg to stay, and John Klingberg wants to remain a member of the Dallas Stars. But in contract negotiations like this, I guess it’s always safe to say the devil is in the decimal point,” Marek explained. “… I can safely report that what he’s looking for is something in the neighbourhood of an eight-year contract in the mid-60s, so something between $62 million to maybe $66 million.”
This past offseason the Stars had re-signed defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year deal. Esa Lindell is under contract through 2024-25 and this past offseason they signed Ryan Suter and Jani Hakanpaa to three-year contracts.
Fox will be looking for a big payday
Fox’s childhood friend Charlie McAvoy just signed an eight-year extension at $9.5 million per season. That contract will be used as a comparable.
The Rangers recently signed forward Mika Zibanejad to an eight-year deal at $8.5 million, so the Rangers will have some salary cap challenges to deal with.
The Rangers will hope they can get a team-friendly deal, but Fox may be eyeing something between $9.5 and $10 million.