Word broke Monday night that the Sharks and Logan Couture have agreed on a long-term extension that would keep one of the NHL’s rising stars in San Jose for the foreseeable future.
The Sharks, not surprisingly, have been mum on the deal. An official announcement isn’t expected until July 5, when the extension can first become legitimate. Couture, meanwhile, has blabbed about it to the whole world already on Twitter.
What was still unclear entering Tuesday, however, were the terms on the deal. That’s the one thing about this whole extension that Couture has had some restraint in revealing to anybody with an Internet connection.
But, now thanks to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, were have those details:
Five years, $6 million per year.
That kicks in when the final year of Couture’s current deal (worth $2.875 million) expires after this upcoming season, which means Couture is under contract with the Sharks through the 2018-2019 season, which is also when MLB will finally decide if the Sharks will have a new neighbor. I kid!