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Rangers, Girardi agree to six-year, $33M extension

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TSN.ca Staff
2/28/2014 5:51:46 PM
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The New York Rangers have agreed to a six-year, $33 million contract extension with defenceman Dan Girardi.

Girardi, 29, has appeared in 60 games with the Rangers this season, scoring four goals and 13 assists.

He is currently in the final year of a four-year, $13.3 million contract and was slated to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1.

The extension carries an average annual value of $5.5 million. It includes a full no-movement clause in the first three years of the deal with a modified no-trade clause in the final three.

Utilizing a feature of the NHL's new collective bargaining agreement, Girardi's no-movement clause kicks in immediately, despite the extension not taking effect until 2014-15.

Girardi originally went undrafted and has played his entire eight-year NHL career with the Rangers. In 548 career games, he has scored 35 goals and 136 assists.

The Welland, Ont.-native was one of two high-profile players the Rangers were attempting to get extended before the Mar. 5 trade deadline, leaving captain Ryan Callahan unsigned for next season.

Dan Girardi (Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
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