Bonino actually tweeted about the contract Wednesday, and the team made it official Thursday. Multiple media outlets reported the deal is worth $5.7 million, or an average annual value of $1.9 million. The 25-year-old has seven goals and 16 points in 27 games for the Ducks this season.
The seven goals is already a career high. He had 18 points in 50 games for the Ducks two seasons ago, and 13 in 27 contests in 2012-13. He was also one of the team's best forwards in a seven-game series loss to the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday