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Re-Signing Garon Just Got Easier

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Tom Reed of Puck-Rakers (and the Columbus Dispatch) has the dollar figures on Pascal Leclaire’s new contract:

Pascal Leclaire agreed to a three-year, $11.4 million contract on Wednesday. It’s a good deal for both sides. The Jackets did not over pay to keep a goalie who has given them one strong season. And if Leclaire performs to his expectations with a rebuilt defense in front of him, he should put up solid numbers, leading to a lucrative, longer-term deal in several years.

At an average cap hit of 3.8 million per season, Leclaire is right near the median salary for NHL goaltenders. His deal would also likely be the primary reference for the Edmonton Oilers and Mathieu Garon’s agent in negotiating an extension for Garon. Read more...