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Flyers, Mason agree to 3-year extension

Posted By Thomas Fernandez On January 18, 2014 @ 2:01 PM In News and Rumors,NHL | No Comments

The Philadelphia Flyers and goaltender Steve Mason [1] have agreed to a 3-year contract extension worth $12.3 million with an average of $4.1 million, the team announced Saturday afternoon.

Mason,25, had a Calder Cup winning freshman year with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2008-2009 season but was inconsistent during his tenure there. He was acquired in a deal that sent Michael Leighton [2] to the Blue Jackets last spring.

This past off-season, the Flyers offered a “show-me” contract of $1.5 million and have liked what they have seen so far from the young net minder hence the contract extension.

Although Mason has improved this season (19-11-5,2.48 GAA, .917 save percentage), one would think the Flyers’and GM Paul Holmgren [3] are gambling by extending a goalie who has a career save percentage of .906 and a track record of inconsistent play.

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[1] Steve Mason: http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/masonst01.html?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] Michael Leighton: http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/l/leighmi01.html?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Paul Holmgren: http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/h/holmgpa01.html?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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