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 ...