Price gets 8-year ex­ten­sion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Carey Price signed an 8-year con­tract ex­ten­sion Sun­day, likely keep­ing the fran­chise goal­tender with the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens for the rest of his ca­reer. Gen­eral man­ager Marc Bergevin an­nounced the deal on the sec­ond day Price was el­i­gi­ble to be ex­tended. Price’s new con­tract be­gins in 2018-2019 and runs through 2025-2026. Price won the Hart Tro­phy as MVP and Vez­ina Tro­phy as the top goal­tender in 2014-2015 when he led the NHL with a 1.96 goals-against av­er­age and .933 save per­cent­age. Price, who turns 30 in Au­gust, is 270-175-55 with a 2.40 GAA and .920 save per­cent­age in 509 games over 10 NHL sea­sons. He bounced back from a knee in­jury that cost him most of 2015-2016 to start 62 games last sea­son, fin­ish­ing third in Vez­ina vot­ing. The deal is re­port­edly worth $84 mil­lion, and that salary-cap hit of $10.5 mil­lion would tie him with Chicago Black­hawks stars Jonathan Toews and Pa­trick Kane for the big­gest in the NHL un­til Con­nor McDavid’s new con­tract with the Edmonton Oil­ers is signed.

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