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Blackhawks, Corey Crawford agree to 6-year extension

09/02/2013 10:17 EDT | Updated 11/02/2013 05:12 EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday they've agreed to a six-year contract extension with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Corey Crawford.

Financial terms weren't immediately disclosed for the deal, which keeps Crawford under club control through the 2019-20 NHL season.

The goalie is due to make $2.5 million US in 2013-14, the last year on his current contract. He would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency at season's end.

Crawford, 28, posted a 1.84 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 23 playoff games this year to help Chicago to the Stanley Cup title.

In the regular season, the Montreal native went 19-5-5 with a 1.94 GAA and .926 save percentage as he and Ray Emery earned the William M. Jennings Trophy as the goalie tandem with the league's fewest goals allowed.

A second-round pick of Chicago's in the 2003 NHL draft, Crawford is one of the candidates to play in net for Team Canada at next year's Sochi Olympics.

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