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Perry, Ducks agree to new five-year deal

Updated: July 2, 2008, 1:00 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

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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