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Pavel Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension with Red Wings

06/18/2013 01:01 EDT | Updated 08/18/2013 05:12 EDT
Pavel Datsyuk was signed by the Detroit Red Wings through the 2016-17 season, the club announced on Tuesday.

Datsyuk took to Twitter soon after the team made its announcement of a three-year extension. The Russian centre has one more year remaining on his current pact.

"Signed 3 yr. extension. Detroit, glad to be here for 4 more yrs.Thanks to our fans, friends and Ilitch family," said Datsyuk, referring to Mike and Marian Ilitch, owners of the Red Wings.

Datsyuk, who turns 35 next month, finished with 15 goals and 34 assists in 48 games the past season.

The sixth round draft pick made his debut with Detroit in 2001-02, a season in which they won the Stanley Cup. The Wings won a subsequent Cup in 2008, and Datsyuk has racked up a number of individual honours in his career, including three Selke Trophy wins as best defensive forward, and four Lady Byng Trophy wins as most gentlemanly player.

Datsyuk has scored 255 and 512 assists in 779 career regular season games, with 200 penalty minutes. He scored 97 points in consecutive seasons beginning with the 2007-08 campaign.

The club did not release financial details but Wings beat reporter Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reported that it will be for $7.5 million US per season. He will earn $6.7 million for the 2013-14 season.

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