MASON INKS EXTENSION
Flyers have signed goaltender Steve Mason to multi-year extension
Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 12:27 PM ET / News
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-4, 217-lb goaltender Steve Mason to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Mason, 25 (5/29/88), was acquired by the Flyers from the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 3, 2013 in exchange for goaltender Michael Leighton and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In 36 games this season, Mason has posted a record of 19-11-5 with a 2.48 GAA, a .917 save percentage and one shutout. He has gone 17-4-5 in his last 26 appearances since November 2.
In 275 career games with the Flyers and Blue Jackets, Mason has gathered a record of 119-112-32-20 with a 2.82 GAA and a .906 save percentage. He won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year for the 2008-09 season.
The Flyers return to action tonight when they host the New York Islanders at the the Wells Fargo Center tonight (7PM, TCN, 93.3 WMMR).
BEST OF STEVE MASON HIGHLIGHTS
Mason stops a shot from Stars d-man Alex Goligoski while lying on his stomach
Mason sprawls out and robs Predators forward Colin Wilson with a kick save
Steve Mason makes a stunning blocker save to deny Eric Staal