Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Corey Crawford has signed a six-year, $36 million extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Hockey Central Insider Nick Kypreos confirmed the financial details of the contract.
The extension, which comes with an annual cap hit of $6 million, starts at the beginning of next season and goes through the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Crawford has one more year remaining on his current deal, which will see him earn $2.5 million ($2,666,667 million cap hit) during the 2013-14 season.
The news was first reported by Philip Pritchard, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Keeper of the Cup, who is currently travelling with Crawford and the Cup.
The Blackhawks made the announcement official shortly after Pritchard tweeted a picture of Crawford signing what appeared to be a contract — the tweet was deleted shortly after it was sent.
Mr. Pritchard scooped 'em? Good for him; I'll have to offer my congratulations when I see him this November.
Too much? The right amount? Statement signing? Too early to tell?
Edited by cusimano_brothers, 02 September 2013 - 12:28 PM.