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Ducks sign Josh Manson to new four-year deal

Anaheim Ducks v Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 03: Josh Manson #42 of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Ducks defeated the Coyotes 5-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Anaheim Ducks don’t play Wednesday, but they made news anyway, by announcing that Josh Manson has signed a new four-year contract.

Manson, 25, was in the final year of a two-year contract with an annual average value of $825,000 and a pending restricted free agent at the end of this season.

This new contract comes with a substantial raise, too, according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register.

Manson, the son of former NHLer Dave Manson, broke into the league with the Ducks during the 2014-15 season and brings a physical style of play to Anaheim’s blue line. Last season, he recorded a career high in points with 17 in 82 games, while being used in a penalty killing role, as well.

“I’m hoping this year will be another step in that direction,” he told the L.A. Times a few days ago. “I hope I don’t fully feel like I’ve reached my potential. I’m always going to keep getting better.”