Sidney Crosby gets contract extension worth $100 million
Sidney Crosby just got $100 million richer.
Yahoo.com reports that the Pittsburgh Penguins and their star player agreed to a 13 year $100 million contract extension. The deal will be officially announced Sunday. Crosby, who only played in 22 games this season, is the most electrifying athlete on ice. He was out most of the year with a concussion and fans thought that they wouldn’t see Crosby on the ice again.
According to CBS Sports, Crosby will receive only $8.4 million per year which is low for a superstar. In the NHL, the salary cap is much lower than the NBA, NFL, and MLB.
Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said in a joint statement, ”This is a great day for hockey and tremendous news for the Pittsburgh Penguins and our fans. We are grateful for all that Sidney Crosby has done for our franchise since coming to Pittsburgh in 2005, both on and off the ice, and we look forward to having him in a Penguins uniform for the rest of his career.”
Crosby who was drafted by the Penguins in 2005, made 223 goals and scored 603 points in his career. If Crosby returns to his old form, then the Penguins will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.