Ducks ink RFA Brandon Montour to two-year bridge deal

Anaheim Ducks' Brandon Montour, centre, celebrates his goal with Ryan Getzlaf, left, and Adam Henrique during the third period of an NHL game against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 4-2. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Brandon Montour to a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

The announcement comes on the same day as the scheduled arbitration hearing between the two sides, and allows them to settle on a pact prior to a ruling.

According to Ducks beat reporter Eric Stephens, the contract is worth $6.775 million and carries a $3.3875-million cap hit through 2019-20.

News of the pre-arbitration settlement doesn’t come as a big surprise, as the two sides were reportedly discussing a bridge deal for the 24-year-old. He will still be an RFA once this deal is done, giving the Ducks a chance to lock him up long-term. Montour was the Ducks’ only arbitration case this off-season.

Montour proved to be a strong part of the Ducks’ deep blue line in his first full season at the NHL level, posting nine goals and 32 points in 80 games while seeing the fourth-highest average ice time among his team’s defencemen.

July 24, 2018

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Brandon Montour
Defence
AGE: 25
LENGTH:
2 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$3.3875 million
TOTAL:
$6.775 million

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