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NHL NOTEBOOK: Subban agrees to eight-year deal

on August 03, 2014 1:05 AM

MONTREAL (AP) — The Canadiens have agreed to terms with defenseman P.K. Subban on an eight-year deal.

A day after an arbitration hearing that would have led to a one-year contract, the team and Subban reached accord Saturday on a long-term arrangement.

Subban, who already has a Norris Trophy and Olympic gold medal, would be under contract through the age of 33. He had 10 goals and 43 assists last season, and has 42 goals and 125 assists in his NHL career.

• ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed Patrick Maroon to a three-year contract extension after the left wing’s breakout season.

The Ducks also signed first-round pick Nick Ritchie on Saturday.

Maroon is signed through 2018. The physical forward scored 29 points in 62 games with the Ducks last season, his first full NHL season.

Maroon, 26, added seven points and 38 penalty minutes in the postseason. His six-game postseason scoring streak was the NHL’s longest by a rookie since Los Angeles’ Warren Rychel in 1993.

Anaheim selected Ritchie with the 10th overall pick in June.

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