The Anaheim Ducks announced that they’ve signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a four-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth a total of $19.5 million.
The 25-year-old was one of the Ducks’ most important blueliners last season. Vatanen scored nine goals and a career-high 38 points while averaging 21:18 per game. He led the team’s defensemen in scoring, points-per-game and power play points (19).
The Ducks entered the off-season with roughly $18.97 million in cap space according to General Fanager. That doesn’t include Vatanen’s new deal. Anaheim still has a number of key free agents to deal with between now and July 1st.