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  • Ducks Release Corey Perry

    Ducks buy out last seasons of Perry's contract

    Corey Perry, once one of the most feared wingers in the league, had the two remaining years of his contract bought out, the Anaheim Ducks announced.

    Perry, 34, signed an eight-year, $69 million contract in 2013 that included a cap hit of $8.625 million. After having knee surgery in September, Perry played in only 31 games last season, registering 10 points.

    That was a far cry from his glory days, when he made four All-Star Games. Having played his entire 13-year career with Anaheim -- going back to the Mighty Duck days -- Perry won a Stanley Cup with the team in his second season in the league as a 21-year-old in 2006-07.

    He led the league with 50 goals in 2010-11 and won the Hart Trophy -- the only MVP in team history. After signing his contract, Perry came out the next season and posted 43 goals and 39 assists. The Ducks lost in the second round of the playoffs that season but went to the conference finals in two of the next three seasons and always looked like a Cup contender.

    Since 2016-17, however, his production has fallen. He had just 19 goals that season and 17 the next year before this past injury-plagued campaign.