Tomas Tatar is now a member of the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he signed a one-year contract in mid-September, and returned to negotiations with the New Jersey Devils this summer.
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Speaking to the Boris a Brambor podcast, Tomas Tatar admitted that he had received an offer from the Newark-based club.
“There was a one-season offer from the Devils on the table, but I turned it down because I wanted a longer term,” he said in comments shared on the website thehockeywriters.com. Only later did I realize that this wasn’t possible. She [les Devils] have acquired… [Tyler] Toffoli after that, and that sealed the deal. »
Recall that the former Montreal Canadiens player changed representation agencies on September 11, a day before reaching an agreement with the Avalanche. He then reached an agreement with the company Newport Sports Management.
Last year, the 32-year-old athlete collected 48 points in 82 games, achieving the fifth-best differential (+41) in the National Hockey League (NHL).