Though terms of the deal were not released, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com and TSN reported the contract would have an average annual value of $8.275 million. The new deal, which Giroux said was finalized Wednesday morning with his agent, Pat Brisson, will start at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.
"We've been talking about [a contract extension] since back in late May," Holmgren said. "We think the world of Claude. We think he's one of the top players in our game. To have him go into this season on the last year of his current deal, it's risky for both sides. I think Claude is going to have a great year. It's a huge commitment on our part but we believe Claude is worthy of it. He's not only our best player, he's one of the top guys in the game in our opinion and we're happy to have it done and get it put to bed and we can all move forward now."