Forward Christian Dvorak Gets a Six-Year, $26.5 Million Extension from Coyotes

Christian Dvorak. Photo by Kostas Lymperopoulos/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Arizona Coyotes’ forward Christian Dvorak showed that he can be an important contributor in NHL last season by contributing career-high 37 points in 78 games. This is why Coyotes immediately decided to tie him up with a long-term deal this offseason, signing the 22-year-old to a six-year extension.

“We are very pleased to sign Christian to a long-term contract,” – said Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. “Christian is a highly skilled, reliable, two-way center who continues to improve each season. He will be a key player for us in the future, and we are thrilled to have him with us for the next seven seasons.”

Although the Coyotes didn’t disclose the financial side of the deal, according to insider Craig Morgan, the deal is worth somewhere around $26.5 million. The extension is constructed in a way that Dvorak will receive a $2.95 million base salary in 2019-20 and then get a raise with each year, which will accumulate to pay of $5.750 in 2024-25.

“I am very happy to sign a long-term contract with the Coyotes,” – said Dvorak in a statement. “We have a great young team with a bright future and I love living and playing in the Valley. I’m excited to be a Coyote for the next seven years.”

Christian Dvorak was drafted in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes in 2014. After impressing in OHL and AHL, Dvorak joined the Coyotes in 2016 and ended up playing 78 games for the season, contributing 33 points. In 2017-18, he scored 15 goals and had 22 assists.