ANAHEIM, Calif. - Defenceman Mark Fistric has agreed to a three-year, $3.8 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.
The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday with Fistric, who has become a regular on the blue line in his first season with the overall NHL leaders.
Fistric has five points and a plus-8 rating in 27 games with the Ducks, who signed him as a free agent in August. The hard-hitting defenceman is second on the Ducks with 123 hits despite playing in only about half of their games this season.
The former first-round pick didn't crack Anaheim's lineup until mid-November when defenceman Luca Sbisa injured his right hand.
Fistric also has played for Dallas and Edmonton during his NHL career. He scored six points for the Oilers last season.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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