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Adam Henrique Signs Big Contract Extension With Anaheim Ducks

After signing a five-year, extension with the Anaheim Ducks, Adam Henrique will stay a  part of the organization for the next six seasons. His new deal with the Ducks is worth a reported $5.85 million per season.

Henrique had one year remaining on his current deal and became eligible for an extension on July 1. The Ducks didn't see the need to wait around to lock up one of their better offensive weapons and key contributors. Anaheim knew they had a solid forward on their roster after the 28-year-old forward arrived from New Jersey in a trade for defenseman Sami Vatanen last season and in 57 games with the Ducks, scored 20 goals and 16 assists.

Henrique posted to Twitter his excitement to be remaining in Anaheim saying, "Always been a dream to play for the @anaheimducks and I’m excited to be staying for years to come! Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey thus far. Excited for many more great memories! @Topshelf_TSSM @Thorts19 PS. Had to draw in @shenrique1418"

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Henrique is a four-time 20-goal scorer. He spent parts of eight seasons with the Devils and during a time the team was struggling to make the postseason, was one of their better offensive forwards. In his lone playoff appearance for the Devils, Henrique scored five goals and 13 points in 23 games.

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The Ducks have always been a competitive NHL franchise but are becoming one of the older teams in the NHL with their main offensive weapons, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler all 33 years old. Henrique, alongside Rikard Rakell and Jakob Silfverberg, represents the new guard Anaheim would like to have carry the offensive load moving forward. Anaheim is not considered to be a favorite in the Western Conference but should be competitive in the Pacific Division.

Henrique was a third-round pick (No. 82) in the 2008 NHL Draft.

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