The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.
We have re-signed Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year contract worth $4.8-million AAV!
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 25, 2020
The deal is worth $14.4M over three years.
It’s a great price for a guy like Sergachev, at a prime 22 years of age. He was a key part of the 2020 Stanley Cup squad, and it looks like he’ll be around for at least three more years, although most would bet it will end up being longer than that.
Sergachev finished with 34 points on 24 assists in a full 70-games this year for Tampa, playing on the second pairing with former New York Ranger Ryan McDonagh. He was acquired in the J.T. Miller blockbuster trade in 2018.
This signing puts Tampa ~$1.905M over the salary cap. Teams are allowed to go 10% over the salary cap in the offseason. Still, they have to make some cuts to get them under $81.5M.
At the end of the day, this is a guy Tampa needs to stick around if they want to continue their success in the future. Julien BriseBois has been nothing short of excellent since joining the team as GM in 2018. This is another great move he can add to his list.