The New York Islanders and alternate captain Cal Clutterbuck have agreed to a five-year extension worth $17.5 million, the team announced Friday.

Cal Clutterbuck, Islanders Agree To Five-Year, $17.5M Extension

The deal, which runs through the 2022-23 season, has an average annual value of $3.5 million, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. 

Clutterbuck, a 29-year-old forward, could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2017.

He has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 25 games, and is fifth in the NHL in hits (89). Clutterbuck was named an alternate captain at the start of this season, his fourth with the Islanders and ninth in the NHL.

The Islanders acquired Clutterbuck and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Minnesota Wild for forward Nino Niederreiter. In 597 games in his career, Clutterbuck has 177 points (98 goals, 79 assists). He also has five goals and three assists in 23 playoff games.

He was selected by Minnesota as a third-round draft pick in 2006, and represented Team Canada at the 2011 World Championships.

Last season, Clutterbuck had two goals and an assist in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Islanders reach the Eastern Conference Second Round. In total, he had 15 goals in 77 games last season.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 06: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders skates in to celebrate an empty net goal by Frans Nielsen #51 at 18:59 of the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2016 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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