Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry signed a five-year contract extension with the club. ((David Zalubowski/Associated Press))

Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks got a huge raise on Tuesday, signing a five-year contract extension.

Perry's deal is worth $26.625 million US. The right-winger earned $495,000 last season.

Perry scored 29 goals and 25 assists, career highs despite missing 12 games after suffering a deep cut on his leg late in the season. He also missed three playoff games before returning to the lineup with two goals and an assist in three contests.

The Peterborough, Ont., native  was a key contributor in Anaheim's Stanley Cup win of 2007, scoring six goals and adding nine assists in 21 playoff games.

"Corey is one of the top young players in the NHL today," said club general manager Brian Burke in a statement. "He's a true Duck, a hard-nosed goal-scorer who's difficult to play against."

Perry, 23, was selected 28th overall by Anaheim in the 2003 NHL entry draft. He enjoyed a memorable 2005, winning a world junior championship with Canada and a Memorial Cup with the London Knights just four months apart.

Burke cleared salary-cap room for Perry's signing and Scott Niedermayer's return by waiving veteran Todd Bertuzzi last week.