Penguins star Sidney Crosby to sign 12-year extension worth $104.4 million
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, right, and teammate Tyler Kennedy practice in Sunrise, Fla., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. (AP / Alan Diaz)
Published Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:06PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:09PM EDT
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby is poised to sign a megadeal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The team has agreed to a 12-year contract extension with the Penguins captain worth US$104.4 million.
Crosby can't sign the new contract until Sunday when the window opens for player signings.
Crosby is entering the final year of a five-year contract that carries an annual cap hit of $8.7 million.
The new deal will also average $8.7 million per season.
The 24-year-old is due to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.