Price gets 8-year extension
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.