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Pavel Datsyuk gets 3-year extension

Updated: June 18, 2013, 2:17 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings accomplished their No. 1 goal of this offseason by agreeing to a new deal with Pavel Datsyuk.

Datsyuk and the Red Wings agreed on a three-year contract Tuesday, two days before his 35th birthday, to keep the Russian superstar with the franchise through the 2016-17 season. The extension is worth $22.5 million total, with a cap hit of $7.5 million annually, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

"We're obviously thrilled to extend the contract of the ...

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