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Lightning sign goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to three-year contract extension

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year contract extension worth $3.5-million per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Vasilevskiy, 21, appeared in 24 games with the Lightning last season, posting a record of 11-10-0 to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. The Tyumen, Russia native also posted one shutout in his second season with the Lightning. Vasilevskiy played in eight Stanley Cup playoff games in 2016, registering a record of 3-4 to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. He appeared in all seven of the Lightning’s Eastern Conference Final games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 6-foot-3, 207-pound goaltender has appeared in 40 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over the past two seasons, registering a record of 18-15-1 to go along with a 2.60 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. Vasilevskiy has played in 12 Stanley Cup playoff games in his career, including two in the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015.

Vasilevskiy was originally drafted by the Lightning in the first round, 19th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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