Pavel Datsyuk signs 3-year, $23M extension with Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk signed a 3-year, $23 million extension with the team, according to his Twitter feed Tuesday morning.
Red Wings beat writer Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News confirmed the terms of the deal, citing Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin. The contract will take effect after his current deal with the Red Wings expires after next season. He will make $10 million in 2014-15, $7.5 million in 2015-16, and $5.5 million in 2016-17.
According to the Detroit News report, Greenstin said Tuesday that it's a fair deal for both sides:
"He loves his teammates, loves Detroit, and he's very appreciative of ownership and Mr. (Mike) Ilitch. This is a very fair deal for both sides. Both sides wanted to get this done."
Datsyuk, who turns 35 next month, is a three-time Selke Trophy winner and continues to play at a high level, recording 49 points in 47 games last season.
The official announcement is expected later on Tuesday but the contract can't be officially executed until July 5, as per league rules.