Brandon Dubinsky has three more years left on his contract with a cap hit of $4.2 million. This season, Dubinsky had 10 goals and 24 assists to put up the lowest numbers of his career.
Dubinsky said yesterday, “Obviously this wasn’t the season I hoped for, but the good news is I think this organization still believes in me and I still believe in myself and know what I am capable of. It’s just a matter of having a great summer physically and mentally and coming back in with a great attitude to get this team to win.”
Dubinsky added, “I took a bit of a step backwards for myself but I am looking to take two step forwards next year.”
He added that missing part of the playoffs gave him a chance to see from the outside how much effort it takes to be a good player, “as tough as it was to watch, it was a learning experience to watch at the end of the year to see how hard you need to play to be successful. It gave me an outlook on being ready each and every night and I think I can do it.”
John Tortorella said of Dubinsky “to my expectations with Dubi are to not only get back to where he was, but also improve.”
Around the trading deadline, nearly 50% of voters didn’t want to move Dubinsky. 43% would move him in the right deal.