Report: Logan Couture Expected to Sign Eight-year Extension With Sharks

Update (6/30/18): The Sharks and Logan Couture have reportedly finalized an eight-year, $64 million contract extension, according to reports.


The Sharks like to reward their own with long-term extensions and Logan Couture is set to be the next player to receive contractual security.

According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic and TSN, the Sharks are expected to announce an eight-year contract extension for Couture this weekend.

Monetary details were not immediately known.

The 29-year-old Couture has one year left on his current five-year, $30 million deal.

Last offseason, the Sharks signed goalie Martin Jones to a six-year extension and defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to an eight-year extension. This offseason, they gave forward Evander Kane a seven-year, $49 million deal. Brent Burns signed an eight-year, $64 million extension prior to the 2016 season.

Couture just finished his ninth season with the Sharks. In 78 games, he scored 34 goals and had 27 assists.

Last week, the NHL set the 2018-19 salary cap at $79.5 million, giving the Sharks roughly $19.2 million to spend this offseason. San Jose recently traded Mikkel Boedker and bought out Paul Martin's contract to free up $6.8 million in cap space.

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