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Published on October 02, 2023
Anaheim Ducks Star Trevor Zegras Inks Three-Year Contract Extension Amid Team NegotiationsSource: Wikipedia/Jenn G, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Fans of the Anaheim Ducks will be pleased to know that their team's outstanding player, Trevor Zegras, has agreed to a three-year contract extension. His annual salary cap sits at $5.75 million - a strategic agreement for both Zegras and the club. NBC Sports reported that his performance last season was excellent, accruing 65 points and ranking as the third-youngest NHL player to lead his team in terms of points.

The Ducks made a fine choice with Zegras as the ninth overall pick during the 2019 draft, as testified by his runner-up position in the 2021-22 Calder Trophy race. He was also the third American NHL player to surpass 60 points as a rookie, a fact highlighted by CBS Sports. His scoring methods, including the famous “Michigan goals,” have grabbed the attention of fans and critics alike.

Prior to finalizing the extension, some drama stirred up. The OC Register referenced reports stating that Zegras's representative, Pat Brisson, and the club management had agreed on the length of the new contract, but there was disagreement over details. With the terms of the contract now done, Ducks GM Pat Verbeek expressed satisfaction with the agreement, saying "We view Trevor is a key player in our organization and are excited about his future."

There remains some uncertainty in the Anaheim Ducks organization, as the team is in the process of negotiating a deal with defenseman Jamie Drysdale, who is yet to sign a contract extension. Drysdale, the sixth overall pick in the 2021 draft, spent majority of the previous season rehabilitating a shoulder injury, as reported on the OC Register.