Andrei Svechnikov – 8 years, $62 million
This is the very peak of a possible deal for Jesper Bratt. Andrei Svechnikov was a superstar from the moment he hit the ice, and he deserves every penny of this deal. He’s one of the best young assets in the league, and it’s him versus Jack Hughes for the best player under the age of 22. In the entire league!
Svechnikov is better than Bratt. Let’s get that out of the way right now. No matter the underlying numbers, Svechnikov is a better bet over the next eight seasons than Bratt. He’s a guarantee to hit 65 points per season, and he will likely hit 75-80 for most of his career. Could Bratt do that? Yes, he can. Will he? He has to prove it beyond this season.
However, if Bratt’s agent is any good, he will come to the Devils with this deal and show the difference in their points, and he will ask for this price point. It comes out to $7.75 per season. That’s more than Hischier and just under Hughes as the top forward in terms of price point. Bratt has been just as good as Hischier this season, so it makes sense that he gets the next big deal.
It seems a little off for the Devils to sign this deal, but it’s possible if they are dead set on signing Bratt for the full eight years. The Devils want Bratt for as long as possible, and even if he signs this deal he will only be 31 years old when it ends.