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Blackhawks Reward Goalie Corey Crawford with Contract Extension

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Winning the Stanley Cup can come with plenty of perks in the sports world, and for Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, it helped him land a new contract.

The team announced that they have reached a deal with Crawford -- a six-year contract worth $36 million. The deal will run through the 2019-2020 season.

"To have a chance to bring the cup back home, all of the people I played minor hockey with and grew up with and all my family, is pretty special to start off with," Crawford said. "To add this on top on it, it's amazing. I want to be in Chicago for my whole career. This is amazing to be able to do this and get this deal done."

Crawford has been with the team since the 2005-2006 season, but became a full-time starter three seasons ago. This past season, Crawford posted a career-high 1.94 GAA on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. Crawford made 23 starts in the postseason and was stellar. He went 16-7 with a 1.84 GAA.

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