Ducks sign Ryan Kesler to six-year extension worth reported $41 million

Wednesday July 15th, 2015

The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Ryan Kesler to a six-year extension, the team announced on Wednesday.  

Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports that the deal is worth $41.25 million and an average of $6.875 million annually. The deal reportedly contains a full no-movement clause for the first five-seasons and a limited no-trade clause in the final year. Darren Dreger of TSN confirmed the details of the contract.

In 81 games last season, Kesler scored 20 goals with 27 assists, logged 75 penalty minutes, and was the club's top faceoff man (56.3%). The 30-year-old scored 13 points in 16 playoff games.

The Ducks acquired Kesler in June 2014 in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks. In 736 career games, he's recorded 202 goals and 238 assists with a plus-20 rating. He won the Selke Trophy during an All-Star campaign in 2011. Kesler has also competed with Team USA in the past two Olympics.

Kesler will make $5 million next season in his final year before the extension kicks in.

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