Brady Tkachuk has been a very important member of the Ottawa Senators since he was drafted 4th overall in 2018. His physical style of play has earned respect from his teammates and coaches. But with a big contract looming what will that contract look like?
There have been many rumours about the many RFA’s and UFA’s on the Ottawa Senators roster right now, and who will be traded or signed and such. But one player who has basically escaped the discussion is Brady Tkachuk.
Seen by many as the most effective offensive player in Ottawa right now, and his contract is due after next year.
There’s a few options for him right now, to sign a contract as early as possible on July 1st, or too wait until after the 2020-21 season and see what his options are then.
This past summer has been a good one for Senators management as they have successfully signed Thomas Chabot (8 years) and Colin White (6 years) to long-term deals.
Being the kind of guy the Brady is I believe he will sign a deal soon after July 1st. He’s not that kind of player who waits out on the contract and misses half a season because of it.
A member of the prestigious Tkachuk family, with father Keith and brother Matthew both established NHLers.
Here is where it gets interesting, Matthew Tkachuk signed a deal for 3 years at $7 million per season. That’s a traditional bridge deal for a somewhat cap-strapped team, the Calgary Flames.
But the Senators are definitely not a cap-strapped team at all so I believe its very likely Tkachuk signs a seven or eight year deal, with a respectable cap hit as well.
My prediction for his next contract is an eight-year $52 million contract, with an AAV of $6.5 million per year.