Ducks sign Zegras to 3-year deal with reported $5.75M AAV

Ducks sign Zegras to 3-year deal with reported $5.75M AAV

The Anaheim Ducks and star forward Trevor Zegras agreed to a three-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Financial terms of the pact weren’t disclosed, but the deal carries an annual cap hit of $5.75 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Zegras wasn’t with the Ducks through training camp or the preseason up to this point as the two sides negotiated. The 22-year-old became a restricted free agent this past offseason when his entry-level contract expired.

Ducks RFA defenseman Jamie Drysdale is still unsigned with the regular season set to begin next week. Anaheim has approximately $10 million to work with after signing Zegras, according to CapFriendly.

Zegras led the last-place Ducks in scoring last season with a career-high 65 points in 81 games. He also set personal bests in assists (42), even-strength goals (19), shots (184), and average ice time (18:50).

Anaheim drafted Zegras ninth overall in 2019. He broke into the NHL toward the end of the 2020-21 campaign and was the runner-up for the Calder Trophy the following season. He’s notched 139 points in 180 career games.

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