The Wings announced today that they have signed Chris Osgood to a three-year contract extension. Red Wings GM Ken Holland told the media,
â€œChris has a tremendous career record as an NHL goaltender and his performance this season places him as one of the top goalies in the game today. Heâ€™s been a big part of our success in every season he has been with the Wings and weâ€™re very happy to have him signed for an additional three seasons.â€
The terms of the deal were not part of the announcement, but TSN reports that Osgood will earn “close to $1.5 million a season.”Â TSN also points out that he is 50-11-12 since returning to the Wings for the 05-06 season.
This is a great deal for the Wings, who are getting a bargain price for one of the game’s top goalies. Even if Osgood can’t keep up this pace over the next three seasons, his presence in the locker room will be invaluable, particularlyÂ when the time finally comes for Jimmy Howard to make the leap to the NHL.
Ansar Khan asks the obvious question: “where does this leave Dominik Hasek?” Well, all Dom would say is he’s focused on his game now and that he’ll decide after the season. Now that the Wings have Osgood locked up, whatever Dom choses to do, they’ll be okay.