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Sharks sign Couture to 2-year, $5.75 M extension @NHLdotcom

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Logan Couture to a two-year, $5.75 million contract extension through the 2013-14 season.

The team announced the deal Friday that will prevent Couture from becoming a restricted free agent after the upcoming season.

Couture is already scheduled to make about $1.25 million this season and will get paid $2.75 million in 2012-13 and $3 million in the final year of the contract.

The 22-year-old Couture was a finalist this past season for the Calder Trophy that goes to the NHL's top rookie, losing out to Carolina's Jeff Skinner.

Couture was second on the team to Patrick Marleau with 32 goals and added 24 assists to help the Sharks win their fourth straight Pacific Division title.

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