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Jimmy Howard Signing Is Official

03/20/2019 at 2:06pm EDT

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension.

Howard, 34, is one of the most accomplished goaltenders in Red Wings history, ranking among franchise leaders with 509 games played (3rd among goalies), 240 wins (3rd) and 24 shutouts (4th), alongside a career 240-171-68 record, 2.54 goals-against average and 0.914 save percentage. In 2018-19, Howard became the 71st goaltender in NHL history to reach 500 games during Detroit’s 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 14. He was also named to the NHL All-Star Game for the third time in his career in 2019 after previously participating in 2012 and missing the 2015 event due to injury. The Syracuse, New York, native has appeared in 48 games for Detroit in 2018-19, posting a 19-20-5 record, 3.05 goals-against average and 0.908 save percentage. He has also played in 48 career Stanley Cup playoff games, sporting a 21-26 record, 2.58 goals-against average, 0.918 save percentage and three shutouts.

Currently in his 13th season with the Red Wings, Howard was originally a second-round draft pick (64th overall) of Detroit in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, made his NHL debut in 2005-06 and played his first full season in 2009-10 to earn a spot on the 2010 NHL All-Rookie Team. Howard spent parts of four seasons with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, totaling a 93-74-11 record, 2.66 goals-against average, 0.911 save percentage and 15 shutouts in 190 games from 2005-09 (and a four-game conditioning stint in 2016-17). He was on the 2006 AHL All-Rookie Team and was a two-time AHL All-Star (2006, 2008). Prior to turning professional, Howard spent three seasons at the University of Maine, posting a 47-23-10 record, 1.84 goals-against average, 0.931 save percentage and 15 shutouts. His collegiate accolades include the 2003 Hockey East Rookie of the Year, 2004 Hockey East First All-Star Team, 2004 Hockey East Tournament MVP and 2004 Hockey East Goaltender of the Year. Internationally, Howard was a 2014 Olympian for the United States and has appeared at the 2002 IIHF Under-18 World Championship (gold), 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2012 and 2017 IIHF World Championships.

Jimmy Howard, Goalie
Born Mar 26 1984 -- Syracuse, NY
Height 6.01 -- Weight 218 -- Shoots L

Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 2 #64 overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct
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2001-02 U.S. NTDP USHL 8 425 14 0 0 1.98 4 3 0 178 0.927
2002-03 U. of Maine HE 21 1151 47 0 3 2.45 14 6 0 515 0.916
2003-04 U. of Maine HE 22 1364 27 0 6 1.19 14 4 3 580 0.956
2004-05 U. of Maine HE 39 2310 74 0 6 1.92 19 13 7 900 0.924
2005-06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 38 2141 92 2 2 2.58 27 6 2 927 0.910
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 201 10 0 0 2.99 1 2 0 94 0.904
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 49 2776 125 4 6 2.70 21 21 3 1286 0.911
2007-08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 54 3097 146 4 2 2.83 21 28 2 1421 0.907
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 197 7 0 0 2.13 0 2 0 88 0.926
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 45 2644 112 1 4 2.54 21 18 4 1215 0.916
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 59 4 1 0 4.10 0 1 0 24 0.857
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 3740 141 3 3 2.26 37 15 10 1708 0.924
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 3615 168 4 2 2.79 37 17 5 1662 0.908
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 3360 119 5 6 2.12 35 17 4 1377 0.920
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 2446 87 2 5 2.13 21 13 7 1042 0.923
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 3004 133 0 2 2.66 21 19 11 1349 0.910
2014-15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 2971 121 8 2 2.44 23 13 11 1229 0.910
2015-16 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 1958 92 6 2 2.80 14 14 5 887 0.906
2016-17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 26 1405 49 0 1 2.10 10 11 1 626 0.927
2016-17 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 4 227 8 0 1 2.11 3 1 0 92 0.920
2017-18 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 3368 160 0 1 2.85 22 27 9 1610 0.910
2018-19 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 2698 137 0 0 3.05 19 20 5 1350 0.908

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