What seemed to be an on-going issue with Christian Ehrhoff, finally came to and end. The free agent has come to terms with the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres acquired his rights from the New York Islanders Wednesday morning.
Ehrhoff will receive $40 million, spread over 10 years. The contract will have Ehrhoff making $4 million per season with the Sabres. TSN reported earlier today, that Ehrhoff could see a significant raise up from his $3.4 million salary, last year with the Vancouver Canucks. In 79 games with the Canucks last season, Ehrhoff registered 14 goals and 36 assists.
Here is the breakdown of Ehrhoff's contract, courtesy of Bob McKenzie:
Year 1: $8M signing bonus, $2M salary.
Year 2: $5M signing bonus, $3M salary
Year 3: $4M salary
Year 4: $4M salary
Year 5: $4M salary
Year 6: $4M salary
Year 7: $3M salary
Year 8; $1M salary
Year 9: $1M salary
Year 10: $1M. Modified NTC. Cap hit=$4M/yr
That's $18M in 1st 2 yrs, or $15M before puck drops on 12-13 season.