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Corey Perry Signs Contract Extension With Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks just locked up Corey Perry to an eight-year contract extension.

Update: it turns out he?s getting a bit more than Getzlaf. Sportsnet?s Nick Kypreos reports that the deal totals $69 million over eight years, $3 million more than Getzlaf?s.

It also includes a no-movement clause, according to HNIC?s Elliotte Friedman.

With that contract inked, the vaunted Perry-Getzlaf duo will carry a combined $16.9 million cap hit between them starting in 2013-14. Those deals are set to expire in 2020-21.

This contract will cover the remainder of Perry?s prime. At 27 years old, he?s still a difference maker (at least when he?s not suspended).

Ducks management now faces some tough questions about the rest of their financial structure, as they?ll have about $53 million committed to 16 players next season. It?s likely that will force the team to part ways with a key player or two, but it?s clear that Getzlaf and Perry remain the core of one of the NHL?s biggest surprise squads.

For more on this story visit: James O'Brien, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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