Posté le: 14.02.2019, 05:20:38 Sujet du message: Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million
SAN JOSE Vancouver Canucks Hats Womens , Calif. (AP) Logan Couture agreed to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, according to a person familiar with the deal.The person told The Associated Press that the deal will become official as soon as Sunday, when Couture is eligible to sign the extension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced.Couture is entering the final year of a $30 million, five-year contract and now will be locked up through the 2026-27 season.Couture was a first-round pick by San Jose in 2007 and has said he never wants to leave the franchise. He has developed into one of the Sharks’ top forwards since making his debut in 2009 and is coming off a career-high 34-goal season.Couture was San Jose’s most dependable center last season, often matching up against the opponent’s top line and providing plenty of offense of his own from the second line. Couture had 21 assists last year and was a major part of the power play and penalty killing units.The 29-year-old has 213 goals and 224 assists in 582 career games. He also has been a postseason standout, leading the NHL with 30 points in 2016 when he helped San Jose reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history before losing to Pittsburgh in six games.Couture has 34 goals and 47 assists in 96 career playoff games Custom Vancouver Canucks Jerseys , ranking in the top 10 in the NHL in playoff goals and points since making his postseason debut in 2010.Locking up Couture was the first move made by general manager Doug Wilson this offseason. San Jose still is looking to re-sign center Joe Thornton and is making a run at New York Islanders center John Tavares.Thornton will be 39 next season and coming off his second major knee injury. He tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee on Jan. 23 and never returned to the lineup. He had a similar injury to his left knee the previous season and played four games in the postseason before undergoing offseason surgery.Thornton still performed at a high level last season after taking some time to get back up to speed. He had 11 goals and 15 assists in his final 28 games before the injury.The Sharks also met with Tavares this week, hoping to lure the top available free agent to San Jose. Tavares, who turns 28 in September, is one of the top centers in the league and would step into Thornton’s old role on the top line.The No. 1 overall pick by the New York Islanders in 2009 is coming off one of his most productive seasons as a pro. He had 37 goals and 47 assists last season, finishing one off his career best in both marks.Adding Tavares would provide perhaps the only missing piece to make the Sharks one of the top contenders for the Stanley Cup next season. San Jose lost in six games in the second round to eventual Western Conference champion Vegas and has a stellar defense led by Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns, a reliable goaltender in Martin Jones, and forwards like Couture www.jetsshoppro.com , Evander Kane and captain Joe Pavelski already under contract.Pavelski also is entering the final year of his contract and is eligible for an extension starting Sunday. Pavelski turns 34 this month.— WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Defenseman Josh Morrissey scored 41 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.Morrissey took a pass from Mark Scheifele and fired a high shot past goalie Cam Talbot for his fourth goal of the season. The Jets won their third straight, and ended Edmonton’s winning streak at four games.“It was a high-level playoff game, that’s what it was,” Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said. “It was very high level.”Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine also scored for Winnipeg Winnipeg Jets T-Shirts Womens , Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler each had two assists, and Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.“I guess we kind of regrouped, came back again, we went the other way and kind of got them on an odd-man rush,” said Morrissey, who also had an assist. “Scheif and Wheels made the play to get it to me Winnipeg Jets Hoodies Womens , and I just tried to make a good shot.”Ryan Spooner, Darnell Nurse, Jujhar Khaira and Alex Chiasson scored for Edmonton, and Talbot stopped 35 shots. Connor McDavid had two assists, extending his points streak to seven games. He also reached 301 career points in his 240th game.“The second period was a good period for us and then the third period kind of sucked after a little bit,” Spooner said. “We went really hard at the blue lines and that kind of cost us a little bit. But we got a point here and that’s not the worst thing.”After the Oilers scored three straight goals in the second period to take a 4-3 lead, Scheifele tied it at 9:58 of the third with his 18th goal of the season.“You know when I have the puck Winnipeg Jets Hats Womens , I’m looking for him,” Wheeler said about Scheifele. “That’s the guy I want to pass to. We’ve had some success doing it, just continue to build off that.”Winnipeg kept attacking, outshooting Edmonton 17-2 in the third.Connor McDavid hit the post just before Morrissey’s goal.NOTES: Byfuglien has a goal and five assists in a three-game points streak. … The Jets are 20-9-2. They went 3-1-0 on their homestand. … The Oilers are 17-12-3. … Leon Draisaitl had two assists for Edmonton to stretch his points streak to four games.UP NEXT:Oilers: Host Philadelphia on Friday night.Jets: At Chicago on Friday night.
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