(Victoriaville) Without a contract since the end of last season, Phillip Danault anxiously awaiting news of the Montreal Canadiens on its future.
Marc Bergevin has already heard a few free agents, including Mark Barberio and Sven Andrighetto. It is expected that the Victoriavillois either one of the next to be called.
“They have many files to deal with. We are waiting, but we’re not really worried. Everything is normal, “says the Danault agent, former Canadiens and Nordiques, Stéphane Fiset.
Since the attacker is defensive in nature restricted free agent and received a qualifying offer from the Impact, it is unlikely to address changes during the summer. 23 years skater said to delight in the metropolis, especially as he finds himself close to her parents and friends. It would be looking for a long term contract.
“That’s often what players are looking for (a long-term contract), it however DEPEND upon the money that will be associated with this,” he continues.
Fiset did not feel that the negotiations will begin when they will be long-term good. He sees no ambush on the horizon.
True to the philosophy of Newport Management, the agent did not want to get into the game of comparisons to try to determine what can be worth a Phillip Danault on the free agent market. In his first season last year, former Victoriaville Tigres amassed ten points in 51 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Habs.
Many find Danault has a similar style and the potential to become a defensive forward of the caliber of Marcus Kruger Blackhawks. It has signed contracts of $ 1.3 million and $ 1.5 million per season before getting a little more $ 9 million for three years in the last month. We can therefore expect that it be offered a contract relating to him between $ 1 million and $ 2 million.
Stéphane Fiset will also be an attentive spectator at the next NHL draft, he deals including Pascal Laberge file Tigers. The latter could be called in the first round, but should normally be selected in the second round.