Joel Auerbach

Alexei Emelin extended, 4 years, $16.4M

The Montreal Canadiens announced that Alexei Emelin was extended for four more years for a grand total of $16.4M, $4.1M per season. Is he worth that much? Who are his comparables?

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Emelin's salary comparables

There's a temptation to compare Emelin's new deal with other players making about $4.1M, but that's unfair. He should be compared to players whose deals took up the same percentage of cap space at the time of their signing.

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Emelin's new deal - A big gamble?

Alexei Emelin hasn't even hit the ice for a game yet this season, but he was extended for big money after major surgery. That sounds like a pretty big gamble to me.

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Alexei Emelin extended

The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenseman Alexei Emelin to a 4-year contract extension.

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