NHL: Maxime Lajoie avoids arbitration

NHL: Maxime Lajoie avoids arbitration


Quebecer Maxime Lajoie signed the bottom of a one-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, avoiding his Tuesday session in arbitration.< /p>

If he plays in the National Hockey League, the defenseman will pocket a salary of $750,000. This amount will be reduced to $125,000 in the American League, with a guarantee of at least $200,000, according to Sportsnet.

Last season, the 24-year-old athlete failed to make his place full-time in Raleigh, he who only played five games in the Bettman circuit, amassing no points, while maintaining a differential of +2.

He did however well with the Wolves Chicago, the American League playoff champions, blacked the scoresheet 33 times in 60 contests, in addition to adding eight points in 18 playoff games.

Lajoie has yet to be able to replicate his 2018-19 season, when he played 56 games with the Ottawa Senators, amassing all of his 15 career points that year.