The Anaheim Ducks acquired Andrew Cogliano from the Edmonton Oilers last week. Cogliano, a restricted free agent, was scheduled to go to arbitration on Friday, July 21. Both sides avoided that by agreeing to a three year contract.
The contract is $7.17 million over three years, averaging $2.39 million per year. While it might seem a lot for a third line center, who needs work in the face off circle, it could be worse. Will he be worth it? That all depends on whether or not he ends up producing offense for the Ducks, and contributes successfully in other areas as well.
The Ducks, who seem in a signing mood of late, also inked defenseman Mathieu Carle to a one year contract that was his qualifying offer by Montreal.
Left winger Patrick Maroon, who was acquired from Philadelphia last season, also got a one year contract.
Both Maroon and Carle have two way contracts that will pay differently between the AHL and the NHL.
As for signing that Finnish guy, still no word.