Posted March 19, 2013 on
AP on Fox
Corey Perry is following Ryan Getzlaf's lead yet again, sticking the Anaheim Ducks for the long term.
Perry agreed to an eight-year, $69 million contract extension with the Ducks on Monday night, keeping the former NHL MVP with the club through the 2020-21 NHL season.
Perry's new deal is the same length as the extension signed by Getzlaf earlier this month - the longest contracts allowed under the NHL's new collective bargaining agreement. Just 10 days after Anaheim signed Getzlaf to a $66 million extension, Ducks owner Henry Samueli signed another enormous check for Perry, the goal-scoring beneficiary of Getzlaf's playmaking.
Perry and Getzlaf came into the NHL together and have played on the same line for nearly every game of their careers, winning the Stanley Cup in 2007 and earning Olympic gold medals for Canada together in 2010. Both forwards were scheduled to be unrestricted free agents this summer, but both decided Anaheim has the ingredients to be a title contender for years to come.
''It's a huge relief,'' Perry said during the second intermission of Anaheim's game against San Jose. ''There were a lot of factors. How the team is playing right now. With Getzy signed, that's a huge part of it. You look around the room, there's a lot of guys in that dressing room that are going to be here for a long time, and we can definitely contend every year.''
Perry wasn't in uniform for the Ducks on Monday night while he served the third game of a four-game suspension for an illegal hit on Minnesota's Jason Zucker.
Perry's new deal should be a major boost to the Ducks, who have the NHL's second-best record during a 20-3-4 start to the season. Perry's impending free agency could have forced Anaheim to consider trading its top goal-scorer to avoid losing him for nothing, but the Ducks now have their two top scorers signed for the foreseeable future.
When Getzlaf reached his contract earlier this month, he immediately called Perry to lobby for a quick decision by his teammate. The forwards had discussed their futures repeatedly in recent months - and when Perry closed in on the deal late Sunday night, he called Getzlaf to let him know.
''That was a big factor, knowing I get to play with him for pretty much the rest of our career,'' Perry said. ''That definitely added some pride to my decision to stay here.''
Perry was named league MVP in 2011, when he won the Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal-scorer with his first 50-goal season. The physical forward has 453 points in 555 games with the Ducks.
Anaheim general manager Bob Murray said before the season that he was determined to sign both players while keeping enough room under the salary cap to contend. After a few tense weeks, he got it done - and he insists the huge deals won't hamper the Ducks' ability to maneuver.
''When you've got two elite players like this, two winners, and you know they're winners, God forbid they get away, or one gets away,'' Murray said. ''They're here, they're going to be here, and we've got something to build around and move toward our goal to win the Stanley Cup.''
Perry set career highs with 50 goals and 98 points during his MVP season, but he has been a remarkably consistent NHL scorer while playing a physical game with a mean streak.
He has scored at least 27 goals in each of the past five seasons, getting at least 60 points in each of the past four. Perry has scored 96 goals since the start of the 2010-11 NHL season, second only to Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos' 126 during that time.
Perry is the Ducks' second-leading scorer this season with 24 points in 25 games, including nine goals - even while spending much of the year wondering about his future.
''Obviously, definitely, it's always on your mind,'' he said. ''You can sit and wait and maybe be traded and then go to free agency. All of that weighs on your mind, but I tried to keep it out and just play hockey. It's a weight off your shoulders that you don't have to think about it anymore.''
Perry and Getzlaf were drafted together in the first round in 2003 and broke into the NHL together during the 2005-06 season. Perry, a three-time All-Star, is the third-leading goal-scorer in Ducks franchise history and fourth in scoring, trailing only Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Getzlaf.
''This is where I wanted to be,'' Perry said. ''This is where I want to finish my career. I've made a home out here. Being here, it's a great organization. It's definitely a class act for everybody involved.''
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Anaheim Ducks have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with right wing Corey Perry, keeping the former NHL MVP with the club through the 2020-21 NHL season.
The Ducks announced the deal Monday night after the first period of their game against the San Jose Sharks.
Perry's deal is the same length as the extension signed by captain Ryan Getzlaf earlier this month....
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks agreed to an eight-year contract extension with right wing Corey Perry on Monday, keeping the former NHL MVP with the club through the 2020-21 NHL season.
The Ducks announced the deal after the first period of their game against the San Jose Sharks.
Perry's new deal is the same length as the extension signed by captain Ryan Getzlaf...
Forget all the rumors. Forget all the question marks. Forget what conventional wisdom tells us about re-signing super star free-agents in professional sports. That was all been tossed haphazardly out the window by the Anaheim Ducks when they announced that soon-to-be unrestricted free-agent Corey Perry would indeed be re-upped for eight more years.
The news broke after the first...
After the Anaheim Ducks recently re-signed their captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year extension most fans figured right winger Corey Perry’s days were numbered with the NHL team. However, that didn’t turn out to be the case as the Ducks signed Perry to a similar eight-year deal on March 18 before he had the chance to test the free agent market at the end of the current...
Eight more years! Ten days after signing captain Ryan Getzlaf to a contract extension, Corey Perry signed one, too.
Perry signed a $69 million deal that also has a no movement clause, just like Getzlaf.
Perry, 27, already has a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal, and a Memorial Cup. He has won the Hart Trophy for NHL MVP and the Rocket Richard Trophy as well...
The Anaheim Ducks have set the market for re-signing elite forwards.After re-upping Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year, $66 million deal, the team retained Corey Perry with an eight-year, $69 million contract. Perry, like Getzlaf, got no-movement language in that contract.
His deal creates an annual cap hit of $8.625 million. That becomes the new goal for other high-end forwards who come...
During a segment on Hockey Night In Canada's "Hot Stove Tonight," Elliotte Friedman says that the Rangers might have discussed a potential trade for Marian Gaborik with the Vancouver Canucks, but it wasn't a good match.
Friedman adds that as part of his limited no trade clause Gaborik has given the Rangers 10 teams he cannot be traded to.
Anaheim locked up RW Corey Perry for the next eight years. Image Credit: Debora Robinson, Gerry Images
In the matter of weeks, the Anaheim Ducks have locked two core players for the next eight years. Captain Ryan Getzlaf signed an eight-year, $66 million extension 10 days ago, and now Getzlaf’s linemate, right wing Corey Perry, has signed an identical contract.
Perry, the 28th...
Only a little more than a week removed from the extension of Ryan Getzlaf, the Anahiem Ducks announced on Monday evening that they’ve agreed to an eight-year extension with forward Corey Perry worth $69 million. Perry was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season and the Ducks organization felt that they couldn’t risk letting him hit the open market.
On the same night Corey Perry spurned free agency and agreed to an eight-year contract extension, the Anaheim Ducks extended the longest home winning streak in franchise history by beating one of their biggest rivals.
What a day to be a Duck.
Emerson Etem had his first NHL goal and an assist, defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored two goals, and Anaheim beat the San Jose Sharks...
The day card companies exclusively produce cardboard which combines my favorite players, multi-colored minor league memorabilia, a sleek design, and a limited print-run is the day I officially go broke. I can't resist that amalgam of traits.Hence why I couldn't help but acquire the above beauty when it appeared on eBay recently. It's the Gold Version and is thus limited...
And yes, I'm so excited. I recently acquired my thirteen Ryan Getzlaf Dominion patch out of 25. That number isn't quite as impressive as it sounds at first blush considering there are 25 of each of the variations: Nameplate, Jersey #, and Prime.Shoot, there could even be a "Patch" patch version /25 - there is one /10 - for all I know, and I generally consider myself...
Get ready for a special Saint Patrick's Day morning edition of the Days of Y'Orr Pregame ShowLIVE. The show starts at 6:45pm. At around 6:30 pm we'll update this page with a live stream player below.
How to Watch:
Blog: Come back to this page at 6:45pm
Rental players are basically why the trade deadline has become such a big event to follow on a yearly basis. Contenders around the NHL spend the day acquiring players with expiring deals for their playoff runs while non-playoff teams attempt to acquire pieces to use as a foundation for their inevitable rebuild.
You might say that Joe Corvo is the perfect example of a rental....