Ducks working on 2-year bridge deal for RFA Brandon Montour
The Anaheim Ducks are working on a two-year bridge deal for restricted free-agent defenseman Brandon Montour, as the two sides couldn't work out details for a long-term extension, general manager Bob Murray said, according to The Athletic's Eric Stephens.
Montour and the Ducks have an arbitration hearing set for Tuesday in Toronto, but it's still possible for a deal to be struck before then.
After making his NHL debut in 2016-17, Montour established himself as a key fixture on the Ducks' blue line last season with an impressive campaign. The 24-year-old appeared in 80 contests, registering nine goals and 23 assists while logging over 20 minutes per game.
Montour is one of three RFA's on the Ducks' books currently without a contract, along with wingers Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie. Murray will have approximately $8.8 million in cap space to work with to get the trio signed, per CapFriendly.