The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Steve Mason to a three-year, $12.3 million extension, with an average annual value of $4.1 million, the team announced Saturday.
The 25-year-old netminder came to Philadelphia from the Columbus Blue Jackets at last year’s trade deadline and signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Flyers. After a spectacular rookie campaign that saw Mason win the Calder Memorial Trophy with the Blue Jackets, the goaltender struggled in his following seasons.
Now with the Flyers, Mason has emerged as the No. 1 starter over Ray Emery and he is putting up his best numbers since his first year in the league. In 36 games this season, Mason has posted a 19-11-5 record with a 2.48 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Mason was slated to become a restricted free agent after the season.
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