Anaheim, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Anaheim Ducks announced that they have signed defenseman Mark Fistric to a three-year, $3.8 million contract extension.
Fistric, who became a regular on the blue line in his first season with the overall NHL leaders after signing as a free agent with Anaheim in August, has five points and a plus-8 rating in 27 games with the Ducks.
The hard-hitting defenseman is second on the Ducks with 123 hits despite playing in only about half of their games this season.
The former first-round pick didn’t crack Anaheim’s lineup until mid-November when defenseman Luca Sbisa injured his right hand.
Fistric also has played for Dallas and Edmonton during his NHL career. He scored six points for the Oilers last season. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound defenseman has 34 points and a plus-30 rating in 309 career games.