GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 06: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes awaits a face off against the Detroit Red Wings during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on February 6, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Whitney is playing in his 1,200th career NHL game. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Ray Whitney has signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars.
Ray Whitney has signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Dallas Stars according to a report from Defending Big D. The 40-year old scored 77 points with the Phoenix Coyotes last season, helping them reach the Western Conference Finals.
The contract is loaded with bonuses -- $4 million per season in salary and $500,000 in bonuses attached to each season. The cap hit on the deal is $4.5 million, the average annual value of the deal. According to TSN, Whitney has a no-movement clause in his deal and a modified no-trade clause in which he can supply a list of 10 teams to which he'd accept a trade.
It's the third multi-year contract Whitney has signed since turning 35 years old. It's also the most lucrative of the bunch. His deal signed with Phoenix in 2010 earned him $3 million per season.
Whitney scored 24 goals and 53 assists with Phoenix, and 20 of his points came on the power play. It's expected he'll see a lot of power play time in Dallas as well.