honoluluadvertiser.com

Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 30, 2010

NHL: Ducks sign goalie Hiller to 4-year extension


Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks signed Jonas Hiller to a four-year contract extension Saturday, keeping the goaltender off the free-agent market this summer.

The deal, which would run through the 2013-14 season, is reportedly valued at $18 million.

The 27-year-old Hiller joined the Ducks as a European free agent in May 2007. He's 21-15-2 with a 2.75 goals-against average this season, and is 54-37-5 in 108 games with the Ducks.

"This is a very exciting day for me personally," Hiller said. "Anaheim has been a great place to play, and I couldn't be happier to stay here."

Hiller will be between the pipes for Switzerland at next month's Vancouver Olympics.

"Jonas has proved himself as a starting NHL goaltender," Ducks general manager Bob Murray said. "We expect him to only get better."