For the second time in a month, the Anaheim Ducks have opened up their pocket book and re-signed an Olympic gold medallist. This time, according to the Associated Press, it was former Hart Trophy and Rocket Richard Trophy winner Corey Perry on Monday night.
Perry, who is currently second on the Anaheim Ducks in scoring with nine goals and fifteen assists for 24 points, signed an eight year contract worth $69 million.
The move comes ten days after the Ducks signed Ryan Getzlaf to an eight year deal worth $66 million. Getzlaf currently leads the Ducks with 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points.
Getzlaf and Perry were both unrestricted free agents at the end of the season, and were teammates on the Canadian Olympic team that won a gold medal in men's ice hockey at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
The Ducks have had a great 2013. They currently have the second best record in the NHL with 46 points, five points back of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Now with the Ducks signing Getzlaf and Perry, the best unrestricted free agents on the market are Jarome Iginla, Daniel Alfredsson, Derek Roy, Brenden Morrow, Stephen Weiss, Patrik Elias and Nathan Horton.