Ottawa Senators forward Craig Anderson, the man who has become a household name in Canada’s hockey world, has signed a deal with Canadian Tire, the NHL announced Wednesday.
Anderson’s deal is the biggest deal in Canadian professional sports history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The deal, worth an average of $6.8 million, will pay him $3.9 million per season, according a league source.
The signing also represents the biggest in Canadian pro sports history.
In 2005, NHL star Ryan Getzlaf signed a five-year deal worth $14 million per year, according the Sports Business Journal.
That contract, which was later signed by NHL star Mark Messier, was the biggest ever for a Canadian.