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Dec 29, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano (7) during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks sign Cogliano to four-year extension

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Andrew Cogliano to a four-year contract extension that will keep the forward in Anaheim through the 2017-18 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cogliano has appeared in all 43 games for the Ducks this season, posting 13 goals, 12 assists and a +16 rating. The forward is on pace for a career best in goals and points . He currently ranks fifth on the team in points, third in goals and is tied for first among forwards in hits with 50.

On Dec. 31, 2013, Cogliano became the fifth player in NHL history to play 500 straight games to begin his career.

Cogliano held a conference call to talk about his four-year extension.

“You could always test free agency, and there might be better deals out there, but at the end of the day, Anaheim was the play I wanted to be,” said Cogliano. “They were the team that traded for me from Edmonton and believed in me and gave me a good situation here. Whenever a team trades for you, and shows faith in you, the right thing to do is make it work, and find a contract to stay.”

“I’m more than happy, unbelievably happy, to be here playing for this team. We’re a great team, we’re in first place, we have a great bunch of guys in the room, and a great coach, who, for the last two years, has really showed a lot of trust in me. He’s put me in great situations and has made me the player that I am today. There really is no reason for me to even look at any offers or any teams. I have a place here I really enjoy being on. There’s no other place I really want to be.”

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