Thursday, June 28, 2012
Crosby And Quick Agree To Long Term Deals With Their Respective Teams
The Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins just got a little better for the next ten plus years.
It was announced today that, the Kings have agreed to terms that will keep Conn Smythe winner, Jonathan Quick, in Los Angeles through the 2022-2023 season, and the Penguins have locked up former Olympic gold medalist, Sidney Crosby, through the 2024-2025 season.
It is rumored that the deal will pay Quick around $58 million over the ten years, at about $7 million a year for the first several years, and drop towards the end of the contract in order to reduce the cap hit felt by the Kings.
While the Penguins have agreed to terms with team captain, Crosby, on a 12-year contract extension worth more than $100 million.
Quick and Crosby can not officially sign the deals until July 1st when the free agency opens, and the official figures of both contracts will be released around that time.
But for now, fan bases in both Los Angeles and Pittsburgh are sure to be rejoicing.