Why Andre Burakovsky only signed a one-year deal with the Avalanche
“Bet on yourself.”
That’s what someone whose advice I valued told me when I asked his opinion on whether I should try to be my own boss for the first time in my life, in beginning this venture with Colorado Hockey Now. While I do have a couple of partners in this venture, as part of the National Hockey Now family of networks, I call all the shots here on this site. A little past the one-month mark in doing this, I’m at 74% of my one-year goal in terms of sales. So, thank YOU.
Andre Burakovsky also is betting on himself. That’s why he elected to just sign a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Avalanche this morning. He essentially signed a one-year deal for just a little more than the minimum money he could make. His salary last season with the Washington Capitals was $3 million. As a restricted free agent, the Avalanche had to give him a qualifying offer to retain his rights, and under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, Burakovsky had to be offered at least the same $3 million. The Avs gave him a $250,000 raise. (Correction: his base salary was $3.25 million, but his cap hit was $3 million. I got confused. That happens a lot).