The deal is worth $1.6 with an AAV of $800K, according to Rob Mixer of the team’s site (in a tweet that was retweeted by the team). The round-about announcement of the dollar amount is notable, since the team site states, as most still do, that “[a]s is club policy, terms were not disclosed.”
— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) June 24, 2015
McElhinney is coming off a one-year deal worth $600K, in which he went 12-14-2 through 32 games with an even strength AdSv% of 92.04%. That’s the best AdSv% the 32-year-old netminder has posted in his NHL career, which spans 129 games over seven seasons spent with Columbus, Calgary, Anaheim, Ottawa, and Arizona.
McElhinney will continue to back-up Sergei Bobrovsky, who has four-years left on a contract with an AAV of $7.425 million.
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Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.