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by Paul on 03/01/11 at 02:14 PM ET
via the San Jose Sharks,
The Sharks have locked up Antti Nieimi for a four year extension.
More details to follow.
added 12:22pm, via Pierre LeBrun tweet,
Niemi extension is $3.8 million average salary, four-year deal
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed goaltender Antti Niemi to a four-year contract extension. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Niemi has appeared in 42 games with San Jose this season, posting a 23-15-3 record with a 2.44 goals-against average (13th NHL), a .919 save percentage (T-13th NHL) and five shutouts (T-5th NHL).
“We wanted Antti to remain a San Jose Shark and he wanted to be here,” said Wilson. Once he got through his expected integration period with our club, Antti’s play has been outstanding and, just as important, he has consistently been a great teammate. And like many of his teammates over this past year, he worked with us on a contract that fits within our team structure and enables us to keep our group intact.”
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