Report: Lindholm seeking 8-year, $48M extension
Hampus Lindholm won't come cheap.
Lindholm, who made his NHL debut in 2013, recorded 10 goals and 18 assists last season - good for second among all Anaheim defenders.
Only the Ducks' Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Ryan Kesler account for more than his request for more than $6 million per year, with Perry being the most expensive at $8.625 million. Sami Vatanen owns the blue line's biggest cap hit at $4.875 million.
As it stands, 16 NHL defensemen carry a cap hit of $6 million or more. Two comparable deals are Colorado's Erik Johnson and the New York Islanders' Johnny Boychuk, who both signed seven-year, $42-million pacts.
Lindholm won't attend the Ducks' training camp prior to signing a new deal.