Howard Signs Two-year Extension with Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a two-year contract extension on Monday.

As per team policy, financial terms were not announced. CapGeek.com reports that the deal will pay Howard $4.5 million for an annual cap hit of $2.25 million.

Howard is in his second full season with Detroit, having joined the team for the 2009-10 campaign. He took over the starting role from Chris Osgood in his rookie year and was a finalist for the Calder Trophy.

In 47 games played this season, Howard has gone 30-12-3 with a 2.79 GAA and .908 save percentage.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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