According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the Florida Panthers have offered restricted free agent winger Jonathan Huberdeau a two-year contract extension.
FLA has given RFA Jonathan Huberdeau what it is terming its best offer on 2 year bridge deal. Huberdeau is still mulling it over.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 15, 2015
The former Calder Trophy-winner and his agent Allan Walsh are currently considering the offer on the table.
Rumors are swirling that other teams are considering presenting the 22-year-old forward with an offer sheet, something the Panthers are very likely to match.
A couple of teams have been kicking tires on Huberdeau offer sheet but it remains to be seen whether any are bold enough to take the plunge.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 15, 2015
In the case they do not choose to match, the compensation for Huberdeau would be draft picks determined by the AAV of the offer sheet.
|AVERAGE ANNUAL VALUE||COMPENSATION|
|Less than $1,205,377||Nothing|
|$3,652,659-to-$5,478,986||First and third-round picks|
|$5,478,986-to-$7,305,316||First, second and third-round picks|
|$7,305,316-to-$9,131,645||Two firsts, a second and third-round picks|
|$9,131,645 or greater||Four first-round picks|
Huberdeau rebounded from the dreaded "sophomore slump" in 2013-14 to lead the Cats in scoring last season with 54 points on 15 goals and 39 assists, all career-highs.
Here's hoping the two sides can wrap this up today and have the three-year vet in camp come Thursday.