The Anaheim Ducks have agreed to terms with defenseman Cam Fowler and have signed him to a five-year contract worth about $4-million per season through the 2017-2018 season.
Fowler, who is thought to be the future nucleus of the Ducks defensive lineup, was set to become a restricted free agent when his entry level contract runs out after the 2012-2013 season. However his new contract will pick up right where that one leaves off, keeping Fowler in an Anaheim jersey without any bumps in the road.
Fowler had an impressive rookie campaign with 10 goals and 40 points before slumping in his sophomore year where he was only able to muster 5 goals and 29 points. Despite this, Fowler is still considered Anaheim’s most valuable defensive commodity.
Along with Luca Sbisa, he makes up what will likely solidify the blue line in Anaheim for many years to come, so it makes good sense that the Ducks got this deal done sooner than later. They’ll have enough to worry about this years and next, trying to get Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to re-sign.