As per NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes, the Anaheim Ducks are reportedly close to re-signing right wing Corey Perry. Weekes claims the deal could be announced within hours, or later tonight. UPDATE: The Anaheim Ducks have officially announced Perry’s been re-signed to an eight-year deal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Ducks to re-sign Perry?

Ducks to re-sign Perry?

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: Perry’s linemate Ryan Getzlaf recently re-signed an eight-year, $66 million contract. One suspects Perry would get at least that much, though it’s likely to be more.

 

**UPDATE** ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports it’s a $69 million deal, worth a cap hit of $8.625 million per season

It’s been rumored for weeks Perry, who lives in Southern Ontario in the off-season, would prefer to move on to an Eastern Conference club as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

It’s understandable why the Ducks want to keep Perry, a former winner of the Hart and Richard trophies, who also helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2007, and would be key to a Cup run this season and in the future.

 

Re-signing Perry, however, will take a big chunk out of the Ducks cap space for next season. Currently, the Ducks have over $44.8 million invested in 15 players. Assuming Perry gets at least as much as Getzlaf, that would push payroll over $53 million for 16 players, leaving just over $10 million in cap space to fill out the rest of the roster.

That could provide fodder to speculation of a salary-dumping trade, with Bobby Ryan considered the likely candidate.

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4 Responses to Report: Ducks to Re-sign Corey Perry.

  1. alforducks says:

    There is still one angle open and that is a SIGN and trade. Doubt this is the case but in any event
    if Perry wanted to go home to southern Ontario that means Ottawa, Toronto or even Montreal
    and anyone of these 3 have the resources to make the trade and pay the salary.

    • Jason says:

      I just think Perry will be staying with the Ducks for good. It’s the perfect place to play hockey

    • Ranzeir says:

      That possibility crossed my mind as well. I’m assuming he does not have a ‘no movement’ clause in his contract (?). They’ve obviously got their work cut out for themselves to be cap compliant next season.

  2. Mark says:

    Hear that?
    That is the sound of all the Leaf fans out there having instantaneous hear-attacks.

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