If BRANDON MONTOUR needs a comparable for what he’s worth as a top-four ‘D’ on the Ducks blueline, he can glance just a few stalls down in the dressing room. Prior to the start of the season, John Manson signed a four-year extension with an AAV of
$4.1 million. Manson had
74 more NHL games under his belt than Montour does now, but the two of them posted remarkably similar numbers this season – Manson with five more points, Montour with two more goals and seven more seconds of average ice time. The two play different styles, but both are vital cogs. It would be a shock if Montour’s RFA deal wasn’t in the Manson ballpark.