The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they agreed to a two-year contract extension with goalie Jonathan Bernier. The team did not disclose the terms of the contract but Sportsnet reported the value of the deal at $8.3 million, reached without arbitration.
The 26-year-old Bernier was the first round pick by the Los Angeles Kings or the 11th overall selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Los Angeles (2007-13) before being traded to Toronto for Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin and a second-round draft pick. He also played for the Manchester Monarchs in the American Hockey League.
In 113 regular season games for the Maple Leafs, Bernier, who is from Quebec, posted a win-loss record of 47-47 with goals against average of 2.78 and a .918 save percentage. Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello said he’s excited to Bernier and and fellow goaltender James Reimer for the next few seasons.
"I feel very comfortable" - Lamoriello on heading into the year with a Bernier/Reimer goaltending tandem #TMLtalk
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"The thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise," Lamoriello told the Canadian Press. "Having that one [extra] year is both good for Jonathan and the organization, whether it's the organization evaluating or whether it's Jonathan proving."