The Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly re-signed goaltender Steve Mason to a three-year, $12.3 million contract extension. 

Steve Mason gets three-year deal with the Flyers.

Steve Mason gets three-year deal with the Flyers.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s an average annual cap hit of $4.1 million, a significant raise over the  one-year, $1.5 million deal he’s currently on, and more than the $2.9 million per season he earned on his last contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

While some critics might suggest it’s a tad high, it’s considerably lower than what his predecessor (Ilya Bryzgalov) was making. It’s also not for a ridiculously long period, giving the Flyers more time to fully evaluate Mason before investing long term in his services. He’s currently 19-11-15 with a 2.48 GAA, a .917 SP with one shutout.

This move doesn’t come as a surprise as it was widely expected the Flyers would re-sign Mason. He’s been their best player for most of this season, especially earlier on when the Flyers were floundering in the standings. He gave them a chance to win on most nights, a trend which hasn’t changed since those dark days. For the first time in years, the Flyers finally seem to have a reliable starting goaltender.  

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3 Responses to Flyers Re-sign Steve Mason.

  1. JJB says:

    Good for Mason, he deserves the shot.

  2. hugh says:

    funny that right after he gets signed he gets shelled and pulled the following game. lol. Buyers remorse?

    • Pelle Schultz says:

      To be fair, Mason was actually pretty good in that game behind an atrocious Flyers’ team defense. With the way they were playing, Philly could easily have been down 3 goals going into the third. The goalie switch was to send the skaters a message, and it worked.

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