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New York Islanders Daily: Comparable Brock Nelson Contracts

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders skates against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on December 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Stars defeated the Islanders 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders skates against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on December 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Stars defeated the Islanders 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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With Brock Nelson getting a new contract with the New York Islanders at one-year $4.25 million we’re going to look at the most comparable deals to his.

Yesterday, Brock Nelson inked up a new one-year deal with the New York Islanders. Lou Lamoriello has given out mostly short-term prove it deals, so this came as no surprise to Islander fans.

The $4.25 million seems like a reasonable number for one year. That’s a $750,000 raise from last year as he’s coming off a 36 point season. Previously though, Brock had three years straight of over 20 goals and 40 points.

Fans are pretty tired of Brock’s gimmick, I’m one of them, but with a lack of scoring forwards taking a flyer on Nelson with a new coaching staff is okay with me. I wanted to look at his most comparable contracts and see if the deal was fair or not.

According to CapFriendly, Brock’s new deal is a 91.3 percent match to Mikkel Boedker’s contract. After two straight years of 51 points, Boedker received a four-year $16 million deal. Unfortunately for San Jose, Boedker has regressed to the mean and has put up 26 points and 37 points since signing.

Then, Marcus Johansson’s three-year $13.75 million deal is an 89.9 percent match to Nelson’s deal. Johanson is coming off an injury-plagued season where he put up 14 points in 29 games but the year before he exploded for 58 points after being consistently in the mid-40’s.

Based on production, it seems like a pretty fair deal for both the Islanders and Brock. He’s getting almost a million dollar increase while the Islanders don’t have to give him a long-term deal just yet.

The contract also makes Brock movable, which is likely the best course of action.

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