Jun 28, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration at Grant Park in Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Give Corey Crawford $36 Million, 6-Year Extension


The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Monday morning they have signed goaltender Corey Crawford to a six-year contract extension.

The deal runs through the 2019-20 season and is reported to be worth $36 million, an annual $6 million salary-cap hit for the Blackhawks.

Crawford, 28, in 23 post-season games posted a 17-6 with one shutout, a league-best 1.84 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage while helping the Blackhawks capture the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship.

In 30 regular-season games he posted a 19-5-5 record with three shutouts, a 1.94 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage en route to winning the William M. Jennings Trophy, awarded to the goalkeeper(s) with the fewest goals scored against, with fellow net-minder Ray Emery.

Crawford was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2003 NHL Draft and has played at the NHL level since 2005. In 152 career games, he has a 83-43-19 record with eight shutouts, .240 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.

There’s been a lot going on the last couple of months,” Crawford said last week. “It’s pretty crazy to think about it after being in the minors only four years ago and thinking about whether I was going to make it or not to the NHL.”

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