More than a year after taking a team-friendly contract to help the San Jose Sharks, Kevin Labanc is finally cashing in.

Labanc signed an $18.9 million, four-year deal Saturday that carries an annual salary-cap hit of $4,725,000. That's a significant raise from the $1 million he made last season after putting up a career-high 56 points.

"I just gambled on myself," Labanc said. "It has nothing to do with '18-19. I know I'm a top-six forward and I know that I can produce and be a good player and help this team out and help this team reach new heights this upcoming year.''