Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 6/18/13
The Detroit Red Wings and Pavel Datsyuk have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the talented center a Red Wing through the 2016-17 season. Terms of the deal were not revealed in a Red Wings' press release announcing the agreement, but Datsyuks agent, Gary Greenstin, confirmed that the deal is worth 23 million, with Datsyuk receiving 10 million in 2014-15, 7.5 million in 2015-16 and 5.5 million in 2016-17. Datsyuk took to Twitter to announce his deal, tweeting: Signed 3 yr. extension. Detroit, glad to be here for 4 more yrs. Thanks to our fans, friends and Ilitch family. Drafted by the Wings in sixth round (171st overall) in the 1998 NHL Draft, Datsyuk has played 11 seasons in Detroit. In 779 regular season games with the Wings, Datsyuk has accumulated 767 points, notching 255 goals and 512 assists. Considered to be a magician with the puck, Datsyuk is regarded as one of the NHLs premier players. It was essential that the Wings get a deal done, since rumors swirled all season long that Datsyuks desire was to return to his native Russia, after the 2013-14, the final year of his contract. With Datsyuk in the fold, the Wings will turn their attention to forwards Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner as well as to the upcoming free-agent class. The first day of unrestricted free agency in the NHL is July 5.
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