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Winger Corey Perry signs eight-year extension with Anaheim Ducks

03/18/2013 11:14 EDT | Updated 05/18/2013 05:12 EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have locked up another forward with a long-term extension.

Corey Perry has agreed to an eight-year contract extension worth a reported US$8.625 million average per year.

The announcement — made Monday while the Ducks were taking on the San Jose Sharks at home — comes just over a week after Anaheim signed captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year, $66-million extension.

The 27-year-old Perry scored 50 goals in 2010-11 season to win the Hart Trophy and the Maurice (Rocket) Richard Trophy as the league’s top goal-scorer.

He has nine goals and 24 points in 25 games this season — his eighth with the club who drafted him in the first round (28th overall) in 2003.

The three-time All-Star won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007.

"Similar to the case with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey wanted to stay in Anaheim and be part of our organization long term," said Ducks general manager Bob Murray in a statement. "He is an exceptional player who competes with heart and soul and has won at every level."

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