Current Cap Hit: $1,500,000
Jaroslav Halak has been a fine backup goalie this season for the Vancouver Canucks. While Thatcher Demko has played in 29 games putting up a .915 save percentage Halak has been backing him up great putting up a similar save percentage and a better goals-against average.
Halak has played well enough to get another contract with the Canucks after this season but at 36 the team might want to look to the future of the backup spot with a new younger netminder.
Current Cap Hit: $750,000
Brisebois might have reached his ceiling with the Canucks. It doesn’t really seem like he has much of a future with the team except on a game or two a year basis. He is a good AHL defenseman who got a game in the NHL this year before getting placed on injured reserve.
Current Cap Hit: $1,225,000
The Vancouver Canucks acquired Tyler Motte in a 2018 trade sending Thomas Vanek to the Blue Jackets for Jussi Jokinen and Motte. Motte has been with the Canucsk ever since playing five years with the team putting up 42 points over 168 games. Motte has been a rather good depth forward for the team and this season he has put up seven points in 21 games.
His current contract was signed in October of 2020 and one would imagine he will re-sign for a similar price.
The Canucks are not in the playoffs right now, but they do have a good chance at getting there as the Pacific Division is rather weak and the Canucks are really hot right now. Who do you think will be the first player on the list to get a contract extension?