Key Information Revealed About Zegras' Extension With Ducks

Trevor Zegras is one of the only remaining restricted free agents without a contract for this upcoming season. It appears as though discussions are headed in one direction though. Elliotte Friedman revealed on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast that "one of the things we're hearing is that it's likely to be a bridge deal. It doesn't look like that's going to be a long-term deal. It sounds like Zegras and the Ducks - when it gets done - is going to be a bridge."

The 22-year-old saw his linemate Troy Terry re-sign for seven years at $7 million AAV, but it seems like he's going to want more than that. Terry has proved a little more to this point and it seems like the right move for Zegras to take the bridge deal and prove that he's a number one center. The team now has Mason McTavish and Leo Carlsson behind him as well.

It is a very real possibility that Zegras is the one shifted over to the wing, and for the most part, wingers aren't paid as much as high-end centermen. The Ducks aren't short on money, but in a few years it might start to creep up on them with all the young and talented players earning big extensions. I can see 2-3 years at around $7 million AAV for Zegras and the two sides come to an agreement before training camp. There is also Jamie Drysdale the Ducks have to worry about too.

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