DETROIT - APRIL 20: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a first-period save against the Phoenix Coyotes during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings Extend Contract Of Goaltender Jimmy Howard

The Detroit Red Wings have extended goaltender Jimmy Howard with a two-year, $4.5 million deal.

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Detroit Red Wings Extend Contract Of Goaltender Jimmy Howard

It's been a busy day in the NHL on this deadline day, but more players have been staying put than moving to new locales.

The Detroit Red Wings re-signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a two-year contract extension worth $2.25 million per year, for a total of $4.5 million. Howard was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. 

Howard leads the NHL in wins this season with a 30-12-3 record. He's posted a .908 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average. Howard was seriously considered for the Calder Trophy last season but ulitmately lost out to Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers

The Wings are now set in the goaltending department for the foreseeable future, as Howard can finally and officially take the torch as the starter. Chris Osgood has declined over the past two years and is currently injured, leaving Joey MacDonald as the backup. 

For more information on this signing, check in with Winging It In Motown

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