The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed right winger Corey Perry to an eight year contract extension. Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the eight year deal is for $69 million, a $8.625 million salary cap hit.
Perry was drafted by the Ducks, 28th overall in the first round of the 2003 draft.
“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 is currently serving a four game suspension. In 25 games this season he’s recorded nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points.
“Staying in Anaheim has always been my first choice,” said Perry. “This is a great place to play, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to remain here. I want to thank to the Samuelis and the entire Ducks organization for their belief in me. I’m pleased to have this done so our focus can remain on our ultimate goal – bringing another Stanley Cup to Orange County.”