Ducks sign defenseman Luca Sbisa to 4-year extension
"We are pleased to be able to reach an agreement with Luca on a long-term contract," General Manager Bob Murray said. "He has a bright future ahead of him and we look forward to watching him continue to develop."
Sbisa, 21, will earn $1.2 million next season, $2 million in 2012-13, $2.6 million in 2013-14 and $2.9 million in the final year of the contract.
In 52 games this season, Sbisa has two goals and six assists and is averaging 16:23 time-on-ice. He scored his first career NHL goal with the Ducks on Dec. 28 at Phoenix to help carry the Ducks past the Coyotes, 3-1.
Among team leaders, the 6-2, 207-pound blueliner currently ranks second in hits, with 131 on the season.
-- Debbie Goffa
Photo: Luis Sbisa. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images