Couture agrees to contract extension
Logan Couture's 21 goals this season led the Sharks. He also registered five goals and six assists in 11 postseason games. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
Update (12 p.m. Tuesday): Logan Couture's five-year extension with the San Jose Sharks is worth $30 million and will carry an annual $6 million cap hit, according to TSN.
Logan Couture has signed a contract extension that will keep him in San Jose beyond the 2013-2014 season, the 24-year old confirmed via text to CSN California.
Breaking News: Logan Couture has just agreed to a contract extension with #sjsharks— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) June 18, 2013
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz, the extension is expected to be five years, taking him through the 2018-19 season.
Expect Logan Couture's contract extension to be five years, taking him through the 2018-19 season. One year left on current deal. #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) June 18, 2013
[REWIND: Sharks checklist No. 1: Sign Couture long term]
The 24-year-old All-Star has one year remaining on his current deal at a salary of $3 million. It’s the final year of a two-year, $5.75 million extension Couture signed in August, 2011.