Lee, 21, was already contracted with the Raiders until the end of 2014, however he’s been given an extension on his current deal making him the first Raider to commit to the club for the 2017 season.
An excited Lee said he’s thrilled to remain with the Raiders on a long term deal and said he’s excited about the future of the club under new Coach Ricky Stuart.
“It’s fantastic to have my long term future secured at the club where I made my debut and who I love playing for,” Edrick Lee said. “I can’t wait to get back into pre-season training in a couple of weeks’ time and work with Ricky Stuart.
“It’s going to be a hard pre-season but I’m keen to get it started and try and cement a place in the Raiders NRL team.”
Lee has a remarkable strike rate scoring tries in his short NRL career with 13 tries in just 16 appearances in the top grade including a hat trick and three doubles. He was a pivotal part of the Raiders backline last season before a broken arm in round 13 ruled him out for the remainder of the year.
He has also represented Queensland at under 20’s level (2012) scoring two tries in a dominant performance.
Raiders CEO Don Furner said the Raiders were delighted to have Edrick stay with the team for the long term and said the club was working hard to secure a host of their young stars long term.
“Edrick is a wonderful talent who has shown he is a star in the making and we’re very happy to see him remain loyal to the club where he started and sign a long term deal with the Raiders,” Furner said. “We’re working hard on securing our young talent on long term deals and Edrick is one of the first to commit to the club which is fantastic news for our members.”