POLL: Evaluating Henrique’s Deal

Photo: Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP

By Michael Walters

Earlier today the Anaheim Ducks announced that Adam Henrique signed a five-year extension. The contract is worth $29.25 million and has an annual value of $5.85 million. As part of his contract, he has a 10-team no-movement clause for the term of his contract.

In 57 games with Anaheim last season, Henrique registered 36 total points(20 G + 16 A). He also played 24 games with the New Jersey Devils registering 14 total points(4 G + 10 A). Over the last five seasons, he has averaged 23 goals and just over 45 points. Last season his face-off percentage was 48.2% and over the course of his career it’s been 47.4%.

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Henrique has been able to produce offensively throughout his career. He has also been able to gel with Nick Ritchie and Ondrej Kase. His face-off numbers haven’t been as desirable, however. The Ducks were able to lock him up long-term, which is most likely a good thing, but will the cost be too much?

Part of the difficulty in evaluating the value of this contract with Henrique hinges on the availability of Ryan Kesler next season. If Kesler can’t go next season or even has to retire, then locking up Henrique may be even more important down the road. The fact that he loses more face-offs than he wins could be magnified if Kesler is unavailable and Henrique has to play the second line center role. Maybe the Ducks will have to play Rickard Rakell at center next season or let one of the young guns get a chance with the team.

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July 16th, 2018


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