Blue Jackets extend Mason

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets awarded goaltender Steve Mason with a two-year contract extension on Monday that will run through the 2012-13 season.

The Columbus Post-Dispatch is reporting the goaltender will make $2.6 million in 2011 and $3.2 million in 2012.

"Steve Mason is a young goaltender with great size and athleticism and we are very pleased that we were able to agree on this contract extension," said Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson. "He is an important member of our team and we're excited that he will continue to be a significant contributor to our hockey club in the future."

The 22-year-old netminder compiled a 20-26-9 record to go with a 3.06 goals- against average, .901 save percentage and five shutouts in 58 contests last season.

Mason claimed the Calder Memorial Trophy as the top NHL rookie following the 2008-09 campaign and has posted a 53-46-16 mark, 2.65 GAA, .908 save percentage and 15 shutouts in 119 games in his first two seasons with Columbus.


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