While it won't affect the cap space they have today, now at $15 million, it still allows the Habs some wiggle room over the next year to make some signings and re-signings and still not be in the hole from a $10.5 million contract. In 62 games previous year, the Anahim Lake, B.C., native posted a 37-20 record along with five overtime/shootout losses. "It's a position that's hard to find, and we have, if my opinion, one of the best in the business, if not the best".
Price has a 270-175 record with 55 overtime losses in 509 regular-season games with a 2.40 goals-against average and a.920 save percentage.
The Montreal Canadiens have paid quite a price to extend their star goalie.
"I have enough experience to deal with anything that being a goaltender for the Canadiens can throw at me", Price said from his home in Kelowna, British Columbia. "There's nothing that compares to it".
"We feel we're ready to take the next step, " Jets general manager general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said. They will have some money coming off the books for that season as Tomas Plekanec and his $6 million will be gone and as things stand, most of his money will be earmarked towards covering Price's extension.
The hope for the Montreal Canadiens was that they'd be able to ink free agent Alexander Radulov on the first day of 2017 free agency. "I consider both of those guys close friends of mine, and I'd hate to see them go".
The Montreal Canadiens have given a lengthy contract extension to their most important player. Defenseman Shea Weber also is signed through 2025-26 and forward Jonathan Drouin through 2022-23 with captain Max Pacioretty potentially due for an extension in a year.
Along with his impressive resume in Montreal, Price led Canada to gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2007 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2016 World Cup of Hockey title. Despite his brilliance, Price has not been able to get good-not great-teams over the hump, so far. We all know what happened there and it was after Halak was dealt that Price started to play like the goalie he is today.