Red Wings extend contract of goaltender Jimmy Howard

TSN.ca Staff
2/28/2011 12:32:33 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings re-signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a two-year contract extension worth $2.25 million per year on Monday.

Howard was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

"We drafted him, developed him and have watched him become an NHL goalie that was good enough to be the runner-up for rookie of the year last season," general manager Ken Holland said. "He's a workhorse who you can put in net night after night.

The native of Syracuse, NY, leads the league in wins this season with a 30-12-3 record and has posted a .908 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average.

A seriously considered for the Calder Trophy last season, Howard ultimately lost out to Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers.

Jimmy Howard (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


(Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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