COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
McElhinney, 32, went 12-14-2 with a 2.88 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 32 games during the 2014-15 season. He recorded career highs in victories, games played, minutes (1,710) and saves (867). He played in his 100th career NHL game on October 31, 2014 vs. Toronto and made a personal best 48 saves on a career-high 52 shots faced in a 5-4 shootout victory on April 11, 2015 at the NY Islanders. The netminder posted a 10-11-1 record with a 2.70 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and 639 saves in 28 games in 2013-14.
"We are pleased to have signed Curtis for the next two seasons," said Kekalainen. "He is a hard-working, high-caliber individual who provides the team with a veteran presence in goal and had played very well for us when called upon the past two seasons. We look forward to his continued contributions to the Blue Jackets both on and off the ice."
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