NHL Superstars will rarely honour “Team-Friendly Contracts”, as the profits earned from these agreements are often less than what’s gained with free-agent signings. One Right-Winger has set an example for other athletes by displaying loyalty to the San Jose Sharks. Kevin Labanc announced that he’d signed an $18.9 million contract with the San Jose Sharks, with their agreement sustaining four years at annual salaries of $4,725,000.00.
This marks the highest-valued contract that Kevin Labanc has earned since joining the NHL in 2014. When questioned on his motive behind staying with the San Jose Sharks, Kevin Labanc clarified that he wagered on himself & his skillsets. He became aware after the 2019-20 NHL Season that he can produce results on the ice, and assist the San Jose Sharks in their growth.
The San Jose Sharks finished 3rd last in the NHL Standings for the 2019-20 Season. However, during the 2018-19 season, they were a dominate force. Kevin Labanc has faith that the San Jose Sharks can resume regular contention during the 2021-22 NHL Season. Without implications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the coaching staff can train their players back to the Western Conference Final. Kevin Labanc wants to lead that training on the player division.
The History of Kevin Labanc
Kevin Labanc has become one of NHL’s top ten Right-Wingers and should earn roughly $5 Million. The loss of $250,000.00 was a decision factored by Labanc himself. It’s Kevin’s way of assisting with financial failures associated with the pandemic. It’s an honourable action from a professional athlete, especially one supporting 149 points & 99 assists over 248 career games.
When Kevin Labanc joined the National Hockey League in 2014, he became a breakout newcomer. His first season saw notable success with the Colorado Avalanche’s and would continue to improve his skillsets over a six-season period. Kevin Labanc now maintained a 19.4% Shooting Percentage, the 6th highest in the NHL. It means that becoming a free agent would’ve been considerably more beneficial for Labanc. However, a professional athlete’s that commit to a particular squad can see prominence over time. Ask David Morrow & Michael Bradley from TFC.