Corey Perry has silenced the rumors by signing an eight-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The news broke during the first period of tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks. The contract is reportedly identical to the contract that captain Ryan Getzlaf agreed to earlier this season. Here’s GM Bob Murray on the signing:
“We are excited that Corey has committed to us for the next eight years. Similar to the case with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey wanted to stay in Anaheim and be part of our organization long term. He is an exceptional player who competes with heart and soul and has won at every level.”
Here’s Corey Perry on signing the new contract:
“Staying in Anaheim has always been my first choice. This is a great place to play, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to remain here. I want to thank to the Samuelis and the entire Ducks organization for their belief in me. I’m pleased to have this done so our focus can remain on our ultimate goal – bringing another Stanley Cup to Orange County.”
This will completely silence all of the trade rumors surrounding Perry for the past little while. However, all this will do is surround Bobby Ryan with trade rumors. It was always believed that the Ducks could only keep two of the top three. Well, if that’s true it certainly appears that Bobby will be the odd man out. Bobby’s current contract ends after the 2014/2015 season. What will happen to Bobby? We shall see. But the Ducks have locked up their two franchise players and biggest stars.