Perry, Ducks agree to new five-year deal
The Anaheim Ducks took care of their No. 1 priority Tuesday, locking in rising offensive star and restricted free agent Corey Perry to a five-year deal worth a total of $26.625 million.
Perry, along with Ryan Getzlaf, represents the future of the Ducks' offensive lineup. GM Brian Burke was cognizant of the potential for another team to drop an offer sheet onto Perry's lap, as was the case a year ago when the Edmonton Oilers snapped up Dustin Penner.
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2008 FREE AGENCY -- DAY 1
The free-agency period opened with over 30 deals on Day 1. Here's a look at where players landed:
TOP DEALS• Campbell, Huet to Chicago: The Blackhawks were the big buyers of Day 1, landing top free agents Brian Campbell and Cristobal Huet. Story
• Redden to Rangers: The New York Rangers added a boost to their blue line by signing defenseman Wade Redden. Story
• Rolston returns to Devils: Who says you can't come home? Veteran forward Brian Rolston landed in New Jersey, where he started his NHL career. Story
• Theodore goes to Washington: The Capitals flip goalies again, but the move comes with more questions than answers. Story
• The rumors: Get all the latest news and information the free agents that are still available on the market. Rumor Central