When Tomas Fleischmann came to the Canadiens on a professional tryout contract, he was looking to carve himself a spot in the lineup, and he has been able to do just that.
Signed at the very affordable price of $750,000 for the season, he also didn't have exorbitant expectations placed upon him, allowing him to simply play his game. This has translated to some seriously impressive production, as the 31-year-old has put up 15 points so far through 22 games with the club.
Right now, many are thinking that there probably isn't a better-looking contract out there than that of Tomas Fleischmann. I decided to take a look at a few comparably priced free agents signed prior to this season, and see how Fleischmann stacks up.