2 years, 2 mil per year....that's awesome insurance, going from having the worst back-up goalie to the best, in one swoop.
Veteran Netminder Signs Two-Year Contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 2012 seventh-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The Penguins then signed Vokoun to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $2 million. Vokounís contract begins with the 2012-13 season and runs through the 2013-14 campaign.
Vokoun, 35, recently completed his 13th NHL season with Washington, posting a 25-17-2 record, 2.51 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 48 games. One of Vokounís shutouts was a 30-save performance in a 1-0 victory over the Penguins on Jan. 11 at the Verizon Center.
A native of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, Vokounís 25 victories this season marked the ninth-straight season he has surpassed the 20-win plateau. During that span, Vokoun has topped 25 wins seven times, including three seasons when he has posted 30-plus victories.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Vokoun enters the 2012-13 season ranked sixth among active netminders with 287 career victories Ė leaving him 13 shy of becoming just the 31st goaltender in NHL history to reach 300 career wins.
Most likely this is a "wake up call". When you have BJ backing you up, you don't exactly feel like you're going to lose your job. With Vokoun backing you up, you very well could
now go get Parise