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Blackhawks agree to terms with Crawford

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Corey Crawford on a six-year contract extension, through the end of the 2019-20 National Hockey League season.

Crawford, 28, posted a 16-7 record with one shutout, a league-best 1.84 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in 23 post-season games while helping the Blackhawks capture the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship. He registered a 19-5-5 record with three shutouts, a 1.94 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 30 regular-season appearances last season with the Blackhawks, while earning his first William M. Jennings Trophy (along with Ray Emery) as the goaltender on the club allowing the fewest goals against during the 2012-13 season. Crawford ranked third in the NHL in goals-against average, fifth in save percentage, and ranked 11th in wins and shutouts during the regular season.

The Montreal, Quebec, native has earned an 83-43-19 record with eight shutouts, a 2.40 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in 152 career games with Chicago from 2005 to 2013. Crawford was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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