Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Nashville Predators

Predators Sign Goaltender Chris Mason

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
Nashville, Tenn.  - Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent goaltender Chris Mason to a two-year contract. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mason, 30 (4/20/76), played a career-high 23 games for the Predators in 2005-06, posting a 12-5-1 record along with a 2.54 goals against average and .913 save percentage.  After taking over in net for the injured Tomas Vokoun on April 3, the Red Deer, Alberta native posted a 6-1-0 record in the final eight games of the regular season and posted two shutouts.  Mason and Vokoun combined to give the Predators the highest team save percentage (.916) in the NHL this past season.

Mason appeared in all five post-season games for the Predators in 2006, posting a 3.45 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage.  In 44 career regular-season NHL games with the Predators, Mason has posted a 16-10-2 record with a 2.49 goals-against average.

Mason spent four years in the Predators' organization before signing with Florida as an unrestricted free agent on August 20, 2002. He was then claimed by Nashville from the Panthers in the NHL Waiver Draft on October 3, 2003.


Regular Season
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA GAA SA SV SV%
1992-93 Red Deer AMHL 20 - - - 1280 76 3.56     -
1993-94 Victoria WHL 5 1 4 0 237 27 6.84     -
1994-95 Prince George WHL 44 8 30 1 2288 192 5.03     -
1995-96 Prince George WHL 59 16 37 1 3289 236 4.31     -
1996-97 Prince George WHL 50 19 24 4 2851 172 3.62     -
1997-98 Cincinnati AHL 47 13 19 7 2368 136 3.45     -
1998-99 Nashville NHL 3 0 0 0 69 6 5.22     -
1998-99 Milwaukee IHL 34 15 12 6 1901 92 2.90     -
1999-00 Milwaukee IHL 53 20 21 8 2952 137 2.78     -
2000-01 Milwaukee IHL 37 17 14 5 2226 87 2.35     -
2000-01 Nashville NHL 1 0 1 0 59 2 2.03     -
2001-02 Milwaukee IHL 48 17 21 7 2755 116 2.53     -
2002-03 San Antonio AHL 50 25 18 6 2914 122 2.51     -
2003-04 Milwaukee AHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 2.00     -
2003-04 Nashville NHL 17 4 4 1 744 27 2.18     -
2004-05 Valerengen IF Oslo Norway 20 - - - 1204 36 1.79     -
2005-06 Nashville NHL 23 12 6 1 1228 52 2.54 597 545 91.3

PREDATORS CAREER TOTALS 44 16 11 2 2100 87 2.49      
NHL CAREER TOTALS 44 16 11 2 2100 87 2.49      


Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA GAA SA SV SV%
1996-97 Prince George WHL 15 9 6   938 44 2.81     -
1999-00 Milwaukee IHL 3 1 2   252 11 2.62     -
2000-01 Milwaukee IHL 4 1 3   239 12 3.01     -
2002-03 San Antonio AHL 3 0 3   195 9 2.77     -
2004-05 Valerengen IF Oslo Norway 11       657 22 2.01     -
2005-06 Nashville NHL 5 1 4   296 17 3.45   154 .901

PREDATORS CAREER TOTALS 5 1 4   296 17 3.45   154 .901
NHL CAREER TOTALS 5 1 4   296 17 3.45   154 .901



For a guide to NHL statistics, please visit our statistics guide in the Learn Hockey section.

 
View More