(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — The San Jose Sharks signed center Joe Pavelski to a five-year extension on Tuesday. Pavelski had one year remaining on his current contract.
“It’s always exciting when a franchise puts that responsibility on you a little bit,” Pavelski said. “It’s important to continue to play at a high level in that regard. It’s a position I wanted to be in, and it’s exciting to have this opportunity.”
The deal is worth $30 million and general manager Doug Wilson is happy to have Pavelski for five more years.
“He is one of our core players, the way he plays,” Wilson said. “To me it was just an important contract to get done on the heels of Logan’s contract also. He fits for now and the future the way he plays the game.”
Pavelski has 150 goals and 186 assists in 479 career games since being drafted by San Jose in 2003.
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