Report: Lindholm seeking 8-year, $48M extension

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Hampus Lindholm won't come cheap.

The 22-year-old Anaheim Ducks defenseman is a restricted free agent, and it could take an eight-year contract worth more than $48 million to re-sign him, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Lindholm, who made his NHL debut in 2013, recorded 10 goals and 18 assists last season - good for second among all Anaheim defenders.

Only the Ducks' Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Ryan Kesler account for more than his request for more than $6 million per year, with Perry being the most expensive at $8.625 million. Sami Vatanen owns the blue line's biggest cap hit at $4.875 million.

As it stands, 16 NHL defensemen carry a cap hit of $6 million or more. Two comparable deals are Colorado's Erik Johnson and the New York Islanders' Johnny Boychuk, who both signed seven-year, $42-million pacts.

Lindholm won't attend the Ducks' training camp prior to signing a new deal.

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