The San Jose Sharks have locked up their future superstar long-term.
As first reported by CSN Bay Area’s Brodie Brazil, the Sharks have agreed to a contract extension with Logan Couture. Terms of the deal were not announced, however, it is expected to be in the range of five or six years.
Since the Sharks have until July 5 to make the deal official, we probably won’t find out the details until then, considering that the Sharks don’t like to make these things public.
Obviously, locking up Couture long-term was a priority for GM Doug Wilson, with the likes of Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle aging. It is unsure how many good years these guys have left, and one day they will hand over the baton to Couture.
Drafted ninth overall in 2007 by the Sharks, Couture has developed into a solid, gritty, and skilled two-way player.
Couture scored 21 goals and assisted on 16 more in a lockout-shortened season. He went on to average a point per playoff game, and made his presence felt when it mattered most.
His 2012-2013 campaign followed up two superb 30-plus goal seasons. Still just 24 years of age, Couture will be an impact player for years to come in the NHL.