Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings agree to 3-year, $23 million extension

Great news for Detroit Red Wings and fans of highlight compilation videos on YouTube: Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a 3-year extension, according to the dazzling centerman himself:

Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports that the deal is worth $23 million, with Datysuk earning $10 million in 2014-15; $7.5 million in 2015-16; and $5.5 million in 2016-17. His cap hit will be $7.667 million, highest on the team. The deal can't be officially announced until July 5 due to the fact that Datsyuk has one year at $6.7 million remaining on his current contract.

According to the Free Press, Datsyuk's agent met with Red Wings general manager Ken Holland Tuesday to finalize the negotiations.

Four more years of Datsyuk means four more seasons of this kind of greatness:

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