NHL News: Trevor Zegras Signs Three Year Deal with Anaheim

The stalemate is settled in Anaheim as the Ducks announced forward Trevor Zegras has signed a new three-year contract extension.

Zegras’s new deal is worth $17.25 million. It carries an annual average value of $5.75 million.

As documented on NHLRumors.com, there was a need to get Zegras into training camp. The longer this dragged on the worse the outcome was going to be. Not to mention the Ducks organization was playing with fire in regards to the relationship with such a talented young player.

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Ducks GM Pat Verbeek: “We are very pleased to be able to get Trevor signed and back on the ice where he belongs,” said Ducks General Manager Pat Verbeek. “We view Trevor as a critical and valued player and member of our organization and can’t wait to see the next chapter in his career.”

There was a potential for this superstar to go elsewhere when he hit the unrestricted free-agent market. But that is for down the road, because when this contract is over he is still RFA eligible.

Zegras has recorded 139 points (49 goals and 90 assists) in 180 career NHL games with the Ducks. Last season, he career highs with 65 points (23 goals and 42 assists) playing in 81 games for the Ducks last season. That was his second 60-point campaign. During his rookie year of 2021-22, he recorded 61 points (23 goals and 38 assists).

The Ducks knew how valuable Trevor Zegras was to their organization. Thus it was time to make the deal happen. However, it took some work and the help of both parties talking it out to make it happen.

With Zegras locked up to his bridge deal the next piece of the puzzle for Anaheim to get into camp is defenseman Jamie Drysdale.

Out on the East Coast, the other remaining RFA is Shane Pinto. Ottawa wants to get him into camp as well.