from Dana Gauruder at the Detroit Free Press,
Bernier, who turns 32 in August, is entering the final year of the three-year deal he signed with the Wings during the 2018 offseason.
Despite the team’s woeful 2019-20 season, Bernier put up respectable stats. He recorded 15 of the team’s 17 victories and had a 2.95 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
“There’s always things you can improve upon and especially as a group, we didn’t play the way we wanted to,” Bernier said from his offseason home in Montreal. “But obviously, with the way I played, I hope that I gave confidence to the coaching staff and to the organization to earn their trust.”...
The security of the three-year, $9 million contract gave him a chance to bounce back after the pressure of his one-year deal with the Avs.
“That’s one of the reasons I signed for three years,” he said. “It takes time sometimes to get used to it — used to the city, used to your teammates, used to your environment. I really felt a lot more comfortable coming into last summer and coming into camp. I think that plays a big role in your confidence and how you feel. That’s probably a big part why this season was much better than my first one.”