Another domino has fallen in the mystery of New York Islanders contracts. RFA Anthony Beauvillier has reportedly agreed to terms on a contract extension worth $12.45 million over three years ($4.15 million AAV).
Beauvillier is coming off of a two-year bridge deal that paid him $2.1 million annually so he gets a nice bump up in pay after two solid seasons.
Over the past two years, Beau has 67 points and 33 goals in 115 games played. Pacing that out over an 82 game season, he paced out for 48 points and 24 goals. After starting out inconsistent in his first few years in the league, Beauvillier has found some solid consistency as a middle-six wing.
He’s spent a majority of the time the last couple of years as the second-line left wing playing with Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey. At times, they’ve been the Isles best line in both the regular season and the playoffs so his return at a friendly cost is appreciated.
The new contract also buys up one year of UFA status for Beauvillier so the Islanders benefit as he was looking for a longer-term deal in the ballpark of $4.5 million per season.
In 2021, expectations are high for Anthony Beauvillier. He will have another year under his belt playing with Nelson and Bailey adding hopefully even more chemistry.
According to Natural Stat Trick, the trio played 358:37 of ice time together while registering a 50.6 CF%, a 73.1 GF%, a xGF% of 56.6, and a HDCF% of 61.3. They generate chances and hold up their own in the defensive end as well.
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With all three under contract for at minimum three years, don’t expect this line to break up anytime soon. Also it looks like the other deals are coming out as well, so expect more coverage shortly.