San Jose Sharks executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson has today announced that the club has signed centre Joe Pavelski on a five-year contract extension.
“Joe has been an important part of our season over the last several years and we are excited to have him with out club for the next six seasons,” said Wilson.
Pavelski, 29, has recorded 336 points (150 goals, 186 assists), a +41 rating and 183 penalty minutes in 479 career NHL games with San Jose.
The new contract, reported by ESPN is to be worth $30million, which starts at the beginning of the 2014/15 season.
Pavelski, 29, was tied for third on the team last season with 31 points in 48 games.
He was sixth in the NHL in game-winning goals with five and he also led the Sharks with 12 points in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games last season.
He has played the past six seasons in San Jose after splitting time between the Sharks and their American Hockey League affiliate in 2006/07.
The American was selected by USA Hockey to attend the Olympic orientation camp in late August.
He helped the United States win the silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
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