Tomas Tatar Shares His Free Agency Horror Story

Published September 28, 2023 at 3:31 PM

The Reasons Behind Tomas Tatar‘a Departure From New Jersey


Tomas Tatar emerged as one of the late veteran free-agent signings this summer, shedding light on the unfortunate circumstances surrounding his departure from the New Jersey Devils.

In a recent interview, Tatar candidly discussed his summer experiences, revealing that he had received a one-year contract offer from New Jersey early on. However, he declined it, anticipating that he could secure a more extended deal on the open market. Regrettably, that expectation failed to materialize, and by the time he came to terms with this reality, the Devils had acquired Tyler Toffoli through a trade, essentially leaving him in a market that wasn't brimming with opportunities.

"A one-year offer from NJ was on the table, but I turned it down because I was aiming for a longer-term commitment. It was only later in free agency that I realized securing more than a one-year deal wasn't feasible this year. Then, Jersey signed Toffoli, and that concluded my prospects."

Tomas Tatar Gets a New Chance to Prove Himself in Colorado


Despite the disappointment, Tatar now finds himself among one of the most talented collections of forwards in the NHL, as the Colorado Avalanche prepare to rebound from a disappointing conclusion to the 2022-23 season and reestablish themselves as contenders for the Stanley Cup.

In the previous season, Tatar showcased his abilities by notching 20 goals and tallying 48 points in 82 games for New Jersey. Surrounded by the level of talent in Colorado, he should have the opportunity to maintain his consistency, even though his preference would have been to remain with the Devils. Unfortunately, the fast-paced nature of business in the NHL resulted in Tatar missing out on a crucial role with a team on the rise this summer.

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Tomas Tatar Shares His Free Agency Horror Story

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