First came the extension for captain Ryan Getzlaf, who decided to re-up with the Anaheim Ducks for eight years, that gives him a cap hit well over $8 million over that span. On Monday, the Ducks decided to lock down another portion of their core, signing Corey Perry to a new eight-year deal.
Financial terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed, but Perry matches Getzlaf’s new deal with the eight years. In signing both to new contracts, the Ducks end trade rumors that were swirling in regard to their two best players, in addition to the fact that they’ve now taken the two best free agents off of this summer’s market before free agency was even a thought.
Perry is obviously a huge part of the Ducks franchise and already has an impressive resume to his credit, despite the fact that he’s currently out, serving a suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Jason Zucker.
Despite last year being a “down” year for Perry, he still notched 60 points, including 37 goals, in 80 games on the year. He’s already won a Hart Trophy, which came when he posted 50 goals and 48 assists during the 2010-2011 season, as well as the Rocket Richard Trophy that year.
Though financial details were not disclosed, it’s probably fair to assume that the dollars are probably similar to what Getzlaf received when he re-signed earlier this month. Both of these signings are gigantic wins for the Ducks organization, as they eliminate the distractions that were taking place this year, while setting themselves up for the future with their two stars locked up.