Breaking: Ducks have re-signed C Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year contract extension through 2020-21 season.
— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) March 8, 2013
Ryan Getzlaf has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks for eight years, the maximum amount of years allowed under the new CBA. He’ll earn 66 million dollars, for an average annual cap hit of $8.25M. With the cap going down to just over 64 million next year, that is a massive deal (12% of the their cap next season).
Ryan Getzlaf makes 2.977273 million dollars more per season than Jeff Carter.
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) March 8, 2013
“We are very happy to have Ryan committed to this franchise long-term,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He has often expressed his interest to stay in Anaheim for his entire career, a goal we share. He is a leader, a proven winner, and possesses a skill set that’s hard to find. This is a great day for the Ducks.”
Now, all they have to do is trade Corey Perry, and they’ll be laughing!
Eight years with AAV of $8.25M for Ryan Getzlaf with ANA. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 8, 2013
Factor in the cap decline and Getzlaf’s $8.25 is like $9mil in today’s dollars. Insane.
— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) March 8, 2013
He’ll join Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, and Eric Staal as players with a cap hit above eight million dollars a year.