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Breaking: Ducks break the bank with latest free agent deal

Ouch… that’s a lot of coin.

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According to multiple online reports, the Anaheim Ducks have re-signed restricted free agent forward Adam Henrique to a five year contract with an annual average salary of $5.825 million.

Adam Henrique’s five-year extension with Anaheim carries an AAV of $5.825M.

UPDATE: The Anaheim Ducks have now confirmed the news. See below:

UNCLE RICO IS STAYING IN ANAHEIM!
We’ve signed Adam Henrique to a five-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season: http://bit.ly/Henrique_071618  

The 28 year old Henrique was acquired by the Ducks from the New Jersey Devils last season in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen. He managed 24 goals and 50 points in 81 games split between Ducks and the Devils last season.

Read below for the full press release statement courtesy of the Ducks’ official website:

The Ducks have signed center Adam Henrique to a five-year contract extension through the 2023-24 NHL season.
Henrique, 28 (2/6/90), owns four career 20-goal seasons, including a career-best 30 in 2015-16. The 6-0, 195-pound center has collected 142-151=293 points with a +4 rating in 512 career NHL games with Anaheim and New Jersey. Among players selected in the 2008 NHL Draft, Henrique ranks tied for fourth in goals and ninth in points.
Acquired from New Jersey with Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round draft pick in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick on Nov. 30, 2017, Henrique combined for 24-26=50 points with a career-high +11 rating in 81 games last season with Anaheim and New Jersey. He ranked third among NHL leaders with eight game-winning goals (GWG) following his Ducks debut (Dec. 1-Apr. 7). Henrique finished the regular season leading Anaheim in GWG, ranked tied for second in goals, and tied for third in power-play goals (4).
The Ducks went 33-15-9 in Henrique’s 57 games, in which he recorded 20-16=36 points with a +17 rating and 14 PIM. Henrique posted the second-longest point streak to start a Ducks career at five games (3-3=6), behind only Teemu Selanne’s 15-game streak in 1995-96.
Selected by New Jersey in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Henrique was a finalist for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2011-12. The Brantford, Ontario native won the 2009 and 2010 Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires and a silver medal for Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championship.