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Ducks Sign Ondrej Kase to 3-Year Contract

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The 22-year old winger comes in at a $2.6 million AAV

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The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have signed forward Ondrej Kase to a 3-year contract.

The Athletic’s Eric Stephens followed up the news that the contract will come in at a cap hit of $2.6 million per year, taking the 22-year-old winger to his final year of restricted free agency, where he will gain arbitration rights.

2 seasons ago, Ducks forward Rickard Rakell held out until the week before the season began as he negotiated a new contract as an RFA coming off his first 20 goal season. There were concerns that Kase could follow the same path in holding out, but those fears were appeased with the news today.

Kase was one of the most efficient scorers at 5 on 5 last season in the NHL and was one of the Ducks best play driving forwards, essentially putting up 1st line production with 4th line minutes as illustrated by Micah Blake McCurdy’s visualization below.

With the signing of Ondrej Kase and Brandon Montour this offseason, the only RFA that remains unsigned for Anaheim is Nick Ritchie.