2021-22 Rangers Adam Fox

Boston signs defenseman Charlie McAvoy to eight-year contract

The Bruins have signed 23-year old defenseman Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year deal that has a cap hit of $9.5 million.

McAvoy is on his second contract and in the final-year of his three-year deal that has a cap hit of $4.9 million.

This is McAvoy’s fifth NHL season and he has 24 goals and 98 assists in 235 games.


Adam Fox is in the final-year of his entry level contract and has 14 goals and 77 assists in 127 games.

Since the end of last season, McAvoy, Seth Jones (8-years, $9.5 million), Zach Werenski (6-years, $9.583 million), Darnell Nurse (8-years, $9.25 million), Dougie Hamilton (7-years, $9 million) and Cale Makar (6-years, 9 million) all signed deals that had a cap hit of at least $9 million.

Makar, Miro Heiskanen (8-years, $8.45 million) and Quinn Hughes (6-years, $7.85 million) were defensemen that signed long-term deals as RFAs.

Adam Rotter: Fox, coming out of RFA, is more like Makar, Heiskanen and Hughes but the market for all top defensemen has been set at around $9 million+ per season. 8-years should be a lock. Fox only wanted to play for the Rangers, I imagine nothing has changed that and so the only question will be how high the cap hit is. He’s coming off a Norris Trophy season and 8-years would buy out three or four UFA seasons, so I imagine Fox will end up beating all of these contracts and join Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty as the only double digit cap hit defensemen. There is no reason for any other kind of deal. Fox is a franchise player and the Rangers need to lock him down for as long as possible.