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Andrei Vasilevskiy signs extension with Lightning

Goalie adds three years to one remaining on existing contract

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Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy signed a three-year contract extension worth $10.5 million with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. The contract has an average annual value of $3.5 million.

Video: Rosen breaks down Vasilevskiy three-year extension

Vasilevskiy, 21, would have been a restricted free agent after this season. He was 11-10-0 with a 2.76 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout last season, and 3-4 with a 2.76 GAA and .925 save percentage in eight games (six starts) during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He took over as Lightning starter after Ben Bishop was injured in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Selected with the 19th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, Vasilevskiy is 18-15-1 with a 2.60 GAA and .913 save percentage in 40 NHL games.

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