According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Pittsburgh Penguins have secured a contract extension with superstar Sidney Crosby.
Expect the Penguins to announce Sidney Crosby's contract extension on Sunday. Over $100 million dollars with an AAV of close to $9 mil per.—
Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 28, 2012
Crosby makes $8.7 million a year, and ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun says that won’t change with the new deal.
Crosby's agent Pat Brisson of CAA Sports just told me the deal will be $104.4 million over 12 years—
Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 28, 2012
The 2007 Hart Trophy winner missed the final 41 games of the 2010-11 season with concussion symptoms and played only 22 games last year with lingering symptoms. Despite that, he still finished with eight goals and 29 assists.
The Crosby deal sets up Penguins center and reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin, who will be up for a new contract at the end of next season.