Five of the seven players drafted at the bottom of the first round don’t have contracts. And one of the two contracts negotiated in that window may be one of the reasons for that.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation Matt Slauson Jersey , the deal signed by Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny has become an issue regarding the negotiations involving other players taken with the final selections in round one.
The issue isn’t the total value of the deal but the amount of the guaranteed compensation in year four. The three players taken from picks 23 through 25 (Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley, the 26th pick, is unsigned) realized double-digit percentage increases in the amount of the guaranteed pay for the fourth season Bill Bates Jersey , in comparison to last year’s picks No. 23 through 25. Penny, however, had his percentage of guaranteed pay shrink by 0.37 percent.
As the source explained it Dustin Hopkins Jersey , that discrepancy has become an impediment for at least one of the players taken after Penny. While it’s still unlikely that holdouts will result for any of the players taken late in the first round, someone will need to blink regarding the issue of guarantees in 2021 before that will happen.
Buffalo selected the 18-year-old defenseman from Sweden with the first pick in last month’s draft.
The signing was announced by the team Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The maximum value of an entry-level contract for a No. 1 pick is $11.325 million over three years.
Dahlin is expected to make an immediate jump to the NHL after playing two seasons with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Dahlin’s skating and playmaking abilities have drawn comparisons to elite Swedish defensemen such as Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and former Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom.