The Islanders have signed Cal Clutterbuck to a five-year extension through the 2022-23 season, the team announced Friday.
The average annual value of the deal is $3.5 million, reports Elliotte Friedman of HNIC.
The 29-year-old Clutterbuck, who has two goals and seven assists in 25 games this season, was named an alternate captain before the season.
He had 15 goals and eight assists in 77 games during the regular season in 2015-16, adding two goals and an asisst in 11 playoff games.
Clutterbuck was acquired by the Islanders from the Wild in 2013.
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter
Being around the team for almost five years now, I have to say, this season I've talked to Clutterbuck more than ever. And this guy just gets it. He plays the way the coaching staff wants him to play and gives maximum effort every single night. Away from the rink, he is very engaged with his teammates and is one of the veteran leaders that the organization is seeking to rely on to move the franchise forward.
He will never be an offensive force but does possess more talent than you would think of most players in his 'category'. With the physical presence that was Matt Martin now gone, Clutterbuck is the one Islanders forward who is willing to crash and bang with just about anyone on the opposition.
Scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next summer, Clutterbuck's AAV of $3.5 million dollars for the next five years slots him slightly above the extension Casey Cizikas signed this prior offseason and represents a raise of $750k over his current salary. Needless to say, the 29-year-old will be a fixture in blue and orange for the foreseeable future and takes one contract off the scratchpad for next summer.
Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and goaltender Thomas Greiss are now the only Islanders currently projected to be unrestricted free agents next summer.