According to a post on Twitter from his agent, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with the team.

The Lightning officially announced the news later on Monday morning, stating that the deal carries an average annual value of $9.5 million and makes Vasilevskiy the third-highest paid goalie in 2020-21 behind Carey Price and Sergei Bobrovsky. Vasilevskiy was set to become a restricted free agent next July before the two sides reached the agreement.

Vasilevskiy, 25, went 39-10-4 last season with a .925 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average en route to winning the Vezina Trophy.

Lightning G Vasilevskiy signs eight-year, $76 million extension


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