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.