Logan Couture signs 5-year extension
Update 2: According to Bob McKenzie, the deal is a five-year extension worth $6 million per season.
Logan Couture's contract extension with SJS is 5 years at $6 million per year. Can't be signed til July 5. Makes $2.875M next season.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 18, 2013
Update: SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.
A person familiar with the deal confirmed the extension Tuesday, which was first reported by Comcast SportsNet California. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract can't be signed until the free agency window opens July 5.
Couture is owed $3 million next season in the final year of a two-year, $5.75 million contract. Couture would have been eligible to be a restricted free agent next summer.
The 24-year-old Couture has emerged as one of the Sharks' top players. He has led the team in goals the past two seasons and often drew the toughest defensive matchups this season.
According to reports, San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture has agreed to a contract extension. No word on the terms of the deal as of this time, and the extension cannot officially be signed until July 5th. Couture scored 21 goals and added 16 assists in 48 games in 2012-13, and has 89 goals and 78 assists for 167 points in his 3 1/2 year career.
with files from The Associated Press