(NEW YORK) — After struggling to find stability at the goal-tending position, the Philadelphia Flyers seem to have finally found their long-term goalie as the team has agreed on a contract extension with goalie Steve Mason.
The 25-year-old Mason’s deal is for three years and is worth $12.3 million.
Even though he’s cooled down in recent weeks, Mason has performed very well for the Flyers in his first full season with the team. He had spent the previous five seasons with he Columbus Blue Jackets, where he won the 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year Award.
Since starting the season 1-7, the Flyers have turned their season around and have gone 23-12-5 since. They are currently second in the Metropolitan Division, and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
In 36 games this season, Mason has gone 19-11-5 with a 2.48 goals against average and a .917 save percentage for the Flyers.
The Flyers acquired Mason last April in a trade with Columbus.
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