After some NHL trade Rumor speculation over the summer that Barkov could be traded or sign somewhere else next offseason when he would have become an UFA, Barkov has signed an eight-year extension.
The Florida Panthers have signed Aleksander Barkov, 26, to an eight-year extension worth $80 million. $70 million comes in signing bonuses with money fluctuating year to year.
For his career, Barkov has scored 181 goals and 465 points in 529 games.
Aleksander Barkov’s contract breakdown:
Years 1-3, $11M signing bonus, $1M salary (each year)
Year 4, $10.6M signing bonus , $1M salary
Year 5, $9M signing bonus , $1M salary
Year 6, $7M signing bonus , $1M salary
Years 7-8, $6.2M signing bonus , $1M salary
Total signing bonus money: $72m
AAV $10M a year