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Corey Perry signs contract extension with Ducks

Mar 18, 2013, 10:47 PM EST

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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.

  1. jimw81 - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    let’s start bobby ryan to flyers rumors

    • nunan - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      Just going to say “let’s re-start those Ryan rumors”. I do believe they’ll move him but obviously not this year.

      • odj810 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        they shouldn’t however. He gives you the best bang for your buck out of the 3

  2. killerpgh - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Did he sign the extension in between shifts? They were showing highlights of the game and then go away from the game and come back with breaking news that he signed an extension. Wasn’t expecting that.

    • esracerx46 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      You do realize he’s currently suspended…thus giving him ample time to sit with his agent and gm during the game.

      • hockeyflow33 - Mar 19, 2013 at 1:43 AM

        Never let the facts get in the way of a commenter

  3. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Well this years free agent market doesn’t look to have any marquee names. Kind of disappointing for non-Duck fans.

    • killerpgh - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      Still got some good players who haven’t resigned….yet. Iginla, Semin, Stephen Weiss, Nathon Horton, Derek Roy, Michal Ryder and a bunch more.

    • bmscalise - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      In the cap world, free agency has gotten more and more disappointing. But this year – there will be a bucketload of trades as teams try to get under the new cap. It’s going to be as interesting a summer as the league has seen in years.

    • valoisvipers - Mar 19, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      He is not the guy I would spend 8.5 million for. Not bashing the Ducks or Perry but that kind of money is for players like Crosby or Malkin.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

        Excellent point. However, the norm for a franchise player these days seems be 10m p/year.

        BTW, how are you enjoying the tradional march snowstorm in your neck of the woods? :-) I was in serio,us need of vitamin D so I came to So Cal to hang with friends for a while. Will be back to the daily grind Thursday, and to enjoy the snow….. Not! :-(

      • valoisvipers - Mar 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        Well now,aren’t you the lucky one, shake and baking in the sun. Yeah we had a good old fashion Mid March dumping here today and my arms are sore from shoveling. This snow has set back my hopes of getting in some early season golf. Have a great time and don’t burn on the beach while you are sipping drinks.

  4. profsudz - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    If he keeps playing like a thug, the ducks will be able to save a lot of that money each year due to suspensions.

  5. jimw81 - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    ducks had to make this kinda of deal to get to the cap floor but Perry isn’t worth 8.625 million. bobby ryan is definity getting traded, maybe home? Couitier for Ryan. Any takers?

    • anthonykornheiser - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      Ducks wouldn’t even trade a 56 yr old selanne for couturier and he’s retiring this yr. I think flyer fans need fans of other teams to zap them back to reality. You don’t have a bunch of Steven stamkos’ on your hands. Your young players aren’t elite.

      • lordfletcher - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        as I agree that his trade offer is crazy, but Philly does have great young talent that they could trade. The issue is Bobby Ryan doesn’t help Philly (in my eyes)… they don’t need scoring. Bobby Ryan can’t play LD or RD last time I checked :) if you get what I am saying

        I wished my favorite team in Minnesota had enough on Defense to offer something / anything for Simmonds, even tho I highly doubt he would be traded.. Clutterbuck / prospect and top 4 D pairing, which we don’t have. Simmonds along with Koivu / Parise would be lovely. for the mean time, we need to give Coyle time to grow. Dream over.

  6. mclovinhockey - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Well the ducks sure didn’t get the reduced cap hit memo

  7. mclovinhockey - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Just heard its 69 mill…

    • bricker12 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      Where did you hear that from? I thought it was in the CBA what the cap would be next year?

  8. 19to77 - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Uh, guys, Selanne’s actually retiring this offseason and Koivu’s not long for the NHL. Why would they give up Ryan in the same timeframe that they’re looking at losing two OTHER top six forwards? No team can lose half their top six and not bomb the next season. They can’t afford to lose all three in the next couple years. And age waits for no-one but Lidstrom and Selanne, so Ryan’s the only one they can keep.

    • esracerx46 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      Did they pay Cam Fowler or Luca Sbisa yet? 29 other gms are thanking the Ducks brass for making contract negotiations with players and agents that much harder when both of these players are grossly overpaid. Not necessarily right now, but a 35 yr old Getzlaf getting 8 million? Pass.

      • 19to77 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

        Heh. Yeah, that’s a fair way of looking at it. Iggy’s $7m isn’t looking great this year and he was a top-5 forward for like ten freaking seasons. Neither of these contracts will look good in those last couple years.

      • bricker12 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        You should utilize Capgeek. Good stuff.
        But to answer your question.
        Fowler signed an extension over the summer. Signed through 17-18 at 4m/year.
        Sbisa signed through 14-15 at 2.175m/year.

  9. mclovinhockey - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    @anthonykornhiser
    You are right, Philly does not have a bunch of stamkoss on their team. Coots is no stamkos, nor is Ryan, perry or getzlaf. Ryan isn’t getting any younger and the ducks just added a lot to their cap while the cap drops next year. They need to move Ryan to get younger and cheaper players.

    • jkay1818 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM

      But why does every player have to be traded to Philly? Plenty of young teams out there and plenty of teams with guys who can be dealt. I understand Ryan didn’t grow up to far from there, but when a GM trades a good player they go for the best deal.. Those kids in Philly are only regarded really high by flyer fans.

      • bricker12 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM

        I agree that every player rumored to be traded needs to stop having Philly associated with it. But Ryan to Philly has been rumored for quite a few years now, at least 3 that I remember, mainly because of where he grew up. I think it is mostly because his father and Snider are friends.
        As for the “kids in Philly are only regarded really high by flyer fans”, I disagree. Around the league teams are rumored to want to deal with Philly for those “kids” and a lot of people I have been talking to seem to agree that they should trade one of the kids before they drop in trade value.

  10. dcbear90 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    We lost half the hockey season for what again?

  11. mclovinhockey - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    I agree, Ryan is not what Philly needs. Giving up one of the better very young 2 way players in the game for scoring kinda goes against the reason the flyers traded carter anyway.

    While bringing Ryan home would be great fun. The players/ cap we would use to get him could be spent to get Philly a back up or some D

  12. broadstbully33 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    In 2 years Ryan will sign as a FA in Philly no need to give up couts now. Couts is the biggest chip Philly has in acquiring a top 2 dman which is what they need. And Philly obviously needs more scoring they are not scoring like they have in previous seasons. I don’t see much hope this year for Philly as far as playoffs but I do see a very nice top 10 pick imagine if that was a top 3 you gotta take jones drouin or mackinnon. As a Philly fan since the 80s I’m ok with giving this team a pass this year I hate missing playoffs but you have to chalk this up to youth and growing pains.

    • irishphilly87 - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      I think the Flyers should accept this year as a lost cause. The Flyers have to fix there defense more than getting Bobby Ryan although I do have a plan to get all of that.

      If they miss the playoffs they can get a good draft pick and if not the top pick Seth Jones there is another defenseman i’m even higher on . Swede Robert Hagg he’s compared to a young Nicklas Lidstrom. I’d trade up to get him if I had to. 2ndly I’d trade Couturier for Bobby Ryan straight up. Couturier is a 3rd center for us behind G and Briere, why not get G a legit 30-40 goal sniper in Bobby Ryan while Couturier’s stock is high. G, Ryan, and Voracek would be a dirty line. I’d also go after a free agent veteran defenseman someone like Robert Scuderi from LA. And here’s my blockbuster as if Couturier for Ryan isn’t already one……. I’m amnestying Bryz and i’m going after Ray Emery in free agency. He’s a back up right now on a one year deal and he hasbeen showing this season he’s a legit starter and i’m sick and tired of Bryz. He gives up 3-5 goals a game.
      Those are the moves i’d make. What do you think?

  13. dtrb10 - Mar 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Being a cheapskate that picks on little guys pays pretty good. Can’t wait to meet these guys in the playoffs. The Wild got something for his ass!

  14. mclovinhockey - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    @irishphilly.
    In my eyes I do what I can to bring the D up. Danny is not worth his contract anymore. If he agreed to a trade to a place that needs a high cap hit/ low salary playoff player like st.louis of phx I would package him in a heartbeat. The blues only have 2 D signed next year and need to sign petrangalo and shattenkirk. Both within be getting 5-7 mill a year. Not sure if the blues want to pay that but for one we would have to give up a good prospect as well.

    Yandel is a good point producer who could help Philly on both ends but also is a bit worse than advertised. I would love to maybe package Mez, Laughton and a 2nd if that could get him. Then I would go as far as to do Ace for Byfuglian. If those worked Philly would have a D core of
    Byfuglian yandel
    Schenn grossman
    Timonen coburn… Could be a good top 6 hahaha… Sorry playing NHL 13 way too much doubt these moves would work but they do help all the teams out in what they need.

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