(BROSSARD, Que.) — Goaltender Carey Price signed a six-year $39 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
The 24-year-old goaltender was selected with the fifth pick of the 2005 NHL Draft by the Canadiens. He has since played five seasons with the big club, posting a 124-104-35 record with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .916 saves percentage.
“It kind of made sense to me,” Price said during a conference call. “It will take me to until I’m 30 years old and generally that’s about the peak of goaltenders, so I’m hoping by then to have a couple of Stanley Cups and have a good re-negotiation when I’m 30.”
Price is currently eighth on the Canadiens’ career list for wins and games played by a goalie.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN