Report: Flyers, Goalie Steve Mason Agree to Contract Extension

The Philadelphia Flyers are not a franchise used to solid goaltending, game-in, game-out. That’s what they have gotten from former Calder Trophy-winning goalie Steve Mason, and according to ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun, the Flyers have inked Mason, in the last year of his contract, to an extension.

Mason is 19-11-5 for the Flyers this season, posting a 2.48 GAA with a .917 save percentage. While those stats aren’t necessarily “elite,” he has played at a very high level behind a very porous defense. If he had even an average defensive unit in front of him, those stats would be markedly better. He has kept the Flyers in games all season, even single-handedly won them for his team, something Michael Leighton, Ilya Bryzgalov, Brian Boucher, etc have not done over the past few years.

The details of the contract, per Elliotte Friedman, are three years, $12.3 million.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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