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NHL: Blackhawks G Corey Crawford Agrees to 6-Year, $36 M Extension
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NHL: Blackhawks G Corey Crawford Agrees to 6-Year, $36 M Extension

Sep 2 2013, 7:52pm CDT | by

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford agreed to a six-year extension reportedly worth $36 million.

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford agreed to a six-year extension reportedly worth $36 million on Monday This was confirmed by the Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc, who also says Crawford...

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NHL: Blackhawks G Corey Crawford Agrees to 6-Year, $36 M Extension

Sep 2 2013, 7:52pm CDT | by

NHL: Blackhawks G Corey Crawford Agrees to 6-Year, $36 M Extension Photo Credit: Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford agreed to a six-year extension reportedly worth $36 million.

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford agreed to a six-year extension reportedly worth $36 million on Monday

This was confirmed by the Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc, who also says Crawford agreed to the deal on the same day he was in his hometown of Montreal to celebrate his team's second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons. 

The contract extension is the culmination of a string of good fortunes for the Blackhawks goaltender, who not only helped Chicago win the 2013 Stanley Cup, but also got engaged and received an invitation to Team Canada's Olympic orientation camp in Calgary. 

"Being able to get a chance to bring the Cup back home (with) all the people I played minor hockey with and grew up with and all my family was pretty special to start off -- to add this on top of it is amazing. I want to be in Chicago for my whole career and this is amazing to be able to do this and get this deal done. 

"It's just been getting better and better. I'm on a bit of a high right now and hopefully I don't come down from it. The last couple of months have been great." 

Crawford's new contract runs through the 2019-20 NHL season, per ESPN Chicago. 

At $6 million annually, the new deal is a far cry from the three-year, $8 million deal which will have him earn $2.5 million in the upcoming 2013-14 season. He now ranks third on the Blackhawks' payroll behind Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, according to USA Today Sports' Mike Brehm.  

On his part, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman describes Crawford as a "top-notch goaltender" they needed to have. 

"The salary cap is something we have to certainly plan for and think about as an organization, but I don't think it's the focus right now in terms of this. The reality is we need to have a top-notch goaltender in our organization. We got one right here in Corey. We know him well. He's grown up in our organization. He's experienced the ultimate with our group." 

The 28-year-old Crawford saw his save percentage and goals-against average (GAA) improve from .926 to .932 and 1.94 to 1.84 respectively, in the 2013 NHL playoffs from the regular season. His performance helped the Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup dominance in a four-season span. 


 
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Neal’s hat trick lifts Predators past Blackhawks

Oct 23 2014 9:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Peter Laviolette and his Nashville Predators, the only team in the NHL still unbeaten in regulation this season, believe they still can play better. James Neal showed he is just starting to get comfortable, too. Neal scored a natural hat trick, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in the Predators’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. “It’s early in the season. We’re a new group, it’s a new coac ...
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Neal’s hat trick lifts Predators past Blackhawks

Oct 23 2014 9:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Peter Laviolette and his Nashville Predators, the only team in the NHL still unbeaten in regulation this season, believe they still can play better. James Neal showed he is just starting to get comfortable, too. Neal scored a natural hat trick, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in the Predators’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. “It’s early in the season. We’re a new group, it’s a new coa ...
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Neal’s hat trick lifts Predators past Blackhawks

Oct 23 2014 9:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — Peter Laviolette and his Nashville Predators, the only team in the NHL still unbeaten in regulation this season, believe they still can play better. James Neal showed he is just starting to get comfortable, too. Neal scored a natural hat trick, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in the Predators’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. “It’s early in the season. We’re a new group, it’s a new coach and a new system, and the guys they’re workin ...
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Oct 22 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

When Gabriel Colon beat Corey Crawford (presumably glove-side) his dream came true. Gabe is 12 years old and battling cancer. The Chicago Blackhawks, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, invited Colon to skate with his favourite NHL team Monday. The boy was given his own personalized sweater and even picked up a few tips from stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Your browser does not support iframes. “I’ve played hockey before, and I just really love the Hawks,” Colon tol ...
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Blackhawks make 12-year-old’s dream come true

Oct 22 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

When Gabriel Colon beat Corey Crawford (presumably glove-side) his dream came true. Gabe is 12 years old and battling cancer. The Chicago Blackhawks, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, invited Colon to skate with his favourite NHL team Monday. The boy was given his own personalized sweater and even picked up a few tips from stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Your browser does not support ifra ...
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6 days ago

Blackhawks make 12-year-old’s dream come true

Oct 22 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

When Gabriel Colon beat Corey Crawford (presumably glove-side) his dream came true. Gabe is 12 years old and battling cancer. The Chicago Blackhawks, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, invited Colon to skate with his favourite NHL team Monday. The boy was given his own personalized sweater and even picked up a few tips from stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Your browser does not support iframes. “I’ve played hockey befor ...
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6 days ago

Blackhawks make 12-year-old’s dream come true

Oct 22 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

When Gabriel Colon beat Corey Crawford (presumably glove-side) his dream came true. Gabe is 12 years old and battling cancer. The Chicago Blackhawks, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, invited Colon to skate with his favourite NHL team Monday. The boy was given his own personalized sweater and even picked up a few tips from stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Your browser does not support iframes. “I’ ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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