Report: Markov seeking 2-year, $12M contract
Pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Andrei Markov is looking to play until he's at least 40 years of age.
The 38-year-old is looking for a two-year contract that will pay him $6 million per season, a source told Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
If a team were to meet Markov's demands, he would actually be receiving a raise. His last contract, a three-year deal, had him making $5.75 million per season.
It's unclear whether a team would be willing to give a player his age a multi-year deal, but Markov can still play. In 62 games last season he tallied 36 points, a plus-18 rating, only 16 PIMs, a Corsi For percentage of 54, all while averaging 21:50 minutes of ice time per night.
In fact, his 0.58 points per game from last season is identical to his career mark, signaling the Russian blue-liner still has plenty of gas left in the tank.
Markov has spent his entire NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens, and is just 10 regular-season games shy of 1,000.
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