Right after the NHLPA announced the dates for arbitration, news broke that the Jets and Eric Tangradi had come to terms on a two year deal.
The deal was announced first by CBC’s Elliotte Friedman:
Tangradi deal with WIN is $1.35M for two years
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 16, 2013
His colleague at CBC Tim Wharnsby broke down the deal as follows:
#nhlJets have settled with Eric Tangradi on a 2-year deal ($650,000 + $700,000) to avoid salary arbitration.
— Tim Wharnsby (@WharnsbyCBC) July 16, 2013
And then we heard from the player himself who took to twitter to express his excitement:
Best news of the summer! Can’t even describe how excited and thankful I’m to be apart of @NHLJets organization for the next 2 years!#blessed
— Eric Tangradi (@ETangradi) July 16, 2013