(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — The Anaheim Ducks signed winger Corey Perry to a eight-year, $69 million contract extension Monday.
The signing comes just weeks after the Ducks signed center Ryan Getzlaf to a eight-year, $66 million extension.
“We are excited that Corey has committed to us for the next eight years,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Similar to the case with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey wanted to stay in Anaheim and be part of our organization long term. He is an exceptional player who competes with heart and soul and has won at every level.”
Perry, the 2011 NHL MVP, is in his eighth NHL season, all played with the Ducks. He was part of the Ducks’ 2007 Stanley Cup winning squad.
“Staying in Anaheim has always been my first choice,” Perry said. “This is a great place to play, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to remain here. … I’m pleased to have this done so our focus can remain on our ultimate goal — bringing another Stanley Cup to Orange County.”
The way the Ducks are playing that goal may become a reality. The Ducks currently are 21-3-4 and have the second most points in the NHL.
Perry has nine goals and 15 assists in 25 games this season.
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