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Flyers sign Mason to one-year extension

Monday, 04.08.2013 / 11:52 AM / News


The Philadelphia Flyers reached agreement Monday with goaltender Steve Mason on a one-year, $1.5 million contract extension.

Mason was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets at last Wednesday's Trade Deadline in exchange for goalie Michael Leighton and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Mason made his debut for the Flyers in relief of Ilya Bryzgalov on Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets. Playing the third period of a 4-1 loss, he stopped all nine shots he faced.

A Calder Trophy winner for the Blue Jackets in 2008-09 when he went 33-20-7 with a 2.29 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and 10 shutouts, Mason hasn't won more than 24 games in a season since and his GAA has been higher than 3.00 each of the past three seasons.

In 13 games for the Blue Jackets this season prior to the trade, Mason was 3-6-1 with a 2.95 GAA and .899 save percentage.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1