What will Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl's next contract be

Published August 7, 2023 at 8:39

The Edmonton Oilers have invested a significant portion of their salary cap in their star players, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid, who are undoubtedly the team's top talents.

It's anticipated that the NHL's salary cap will increase in the 2024-2025 season, unlike other leagues that have continued to negotiate for better deals and pay their players their worth.

If Draisaitl and McDavid are able to secure top-dollar contracts, they would account for around 20% of the team's salary cap in 2024-2025. However, it's more realistic that they would account for no more than 14% if the team wants to maintain their current roster.

This would mean that both players would earn approximately $12.5 million, and it's likely that they would need to accept a team discount to stay with the Oilers.

The question remains whether McDavid, who is signed on for three more years, would be willing to take a pay cut for the sake of winning. Similarly, it's worth considering whether Draisaitl, who is currently under contract for two more years with the Oilers, would also be willing to accept a lower salary to remain with the team.

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What will Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl's next contract be

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