New York Islanders Three Takeaways from Anthony Beauvillier Contract
(Might) Not (be) an Overpay
With that being said, it might not actually be an overpay. According to contract projections by EvolvingWild, Anthony Beauvillier had a projected worth of $2.55 million.
The Islanders might actually be underpaying Anthony Beauvillier right now. Especially when you consider that the Islanders are only paying him $1.8 million this season ($2.4 million next season).
They could be underpaying him for the entirety of his contract. If he produces likes he’s shown he can. Again, Anthony Beauvillier has shown that he can be a 0.70+ point-per-game player at the NHL level. If he can become that 60 point player over these next two years the Islanders will be laughing.
Josh Bailey just became a 60 point player and it’s costing the Islanders $5 million on the cap. It’s the same story for Brock Nelson, who just became a 56 point player and it’s costing them $6 million on the cap.
If Beauvillier can give them similar production at a fraction of the cost, again, the Isles will be laughing.
But. Beauvllier has also shown that he could very well be a 25-30 point player. At which case the Islanders might be overpaying him. Yes, he scores goals, but he doesn’t do much else. His defensive work is passable, but not great. He doesn’t kill penalties. And isn’t terrific on the power play either.
His $2.1 million AAV just doesn’t sit well if he’s still contributing the same amount of offense as he has over the last three seasons.