Ritchie, 18, was the 10th overall pick in the
Maroon, 26, had 11 goals and 18 assists during his rookie campaign.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound forward won over Coach Bruce Boudreau with his intensity, playing 62 games. He played in every game from Jan. 18 on, and was later promoted to play alongside first-line stars Corey Perry and
He gained the extension even before beginning the final season of his existing contract, and will earn $1.9 million in 2015-16, $2 million in 2016-17 and $2.1 million in 2017-18.
"After the Olympic break, I came back with an attitude to prove myself and stay in the lineup, and Bruce gave me all the confidence in the world and every opportunity to succeed in the NHL," Maroon said in a Saturday conference call. "I can't thank him enough."
Maroon scored two goals in the April 9 victory over the
In the playoffs, he scored two goals with six assists as the Ducks advanced to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals before losing to the eventual
Maroon spent parts of six seasons in the minor leagues and said last season's emergence "meant the world to me. It's been a tough road for me. You've got to believe in yourself."
He said the team’s off-season, highlighted by the acquisition of center
"I'm here to win a championship," Maroon said. "We'll have a great team. We were close last year. Now, we're going to get it done. A great core, and depth too."