NHL.com: Sharks Sign Defenseman Matt Carle to a Four-Year Contract Extension

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    As I said with the Getzlaf signing, this will be a growing tend where GMs lock up their young but proven talent before they can become RFA. Matt Carle is a solid all-round defenseman so it’s money well spent for a 23 year old who is starting his second season in the NHL and really hasn’t hit his prime yet. Smart move by a very smart GM named Doug Wilson!!! RDS is reporting that the deal is worth $13,75 million over 4 years…..a bargain.

    TSN reports the breakdown of the contract goes as follows:
    08-09 season – $2.95 million
    09-10 season – $3.5 million
    10-11 season – $3.5 million
    11-12 season – 3.8 million

    Not a bad deal for a solid defenseman who had 42 points (GP- 77 G-11 A-31 +9) last season.