Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's official: Michalek re-signs

According to this Czech hockey server (and some helpful translation from Kukla), Milan Michalek, as reported earlier, has signed a 6-year, $26 million contract extension that will keep him in San Jose through the 2013-14 NHL season.

As I suggested previously, it looks like Derek Roy and Nathan Horton's identical 6-year, $24 million deals signed earlier this offsesason were used as comparables. The extra $2 million thrown in is probably to compensate any offer sheets Michalek could have received had he become an RFA July 1st, 2008.

UPDATE The Sharks beat writer for the Mercury News David Pollak is reporting that the deal has yet to have been entirely finalized, although he does mention the 6-year, $26 million extension reported on the Czech website.

UPDATE sjsharks.com is reporting the extension and have confirmed that it is a 6-year, $26 million deal. Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail weighs in.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Pretty good blog you got here, I've been looking for a good (and updated) SJ blog this summer. I found you from the shoutout over on The BoC. You earn a spot on my long list of bookmarked hockey blogs.