Flyers G Steve Mason pulled on same day as contract extension

Jan 18, 8:42 PM

Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was pulled after allowing four goals on 24 shots against the Islanders Saturday - the same day he signed a three-year contract extension with Philadelphia.

Mason has allowed at least three goals in five of his last six starts and entered Saturday's game with a .895 save percentage since the end of November.

The fourth goal Mason allowed might have been the weakest: a long shot through sparse traffic that Mason simply failed to track.

Jan 18, 12:42 PM

Flyers sign G Steve Mason to multi-year extension

Jan 18, 12:42 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have announced a multi-year contract extension for goalie Steve Mason, via the team's official website.

The club has not announced the term and valuation of the contract, but it's believed to be worth $4.1-million a year over three seasons.

Jan 18, 12:35 PM

Report: Flyers, Steve Mason agree to 3-year, $12.3M contract extension

Jan 18, 12:35 PM

Details are emerging about Steve Mason's contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

According to Capgeek, the $4.1-million cap hit would be comparable to the current salaries of Anntti Niemi, Cory Schneider and Jonas Hiller. 

His career save percentage of .906, however, puts him in a bit of a different scope of comparables.

Jan 18, 12:13 PM

Report: Flyers, Steve Mason agree to contract extension

Jan 18, 12:13 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly agreed to a contract extension with goaltender Steve Mason.

Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Michael Leighton and a third round draft pick back in April, Mason - a former Calder Trophy winner - has posted a record of 19-11-5 with a .917 save percentage and a 2.48 goals against average for the Flyers this season.

His career save percentage sits at .906.

Dec 9, 9:41 AM

Steve Mason wants to stay with Flyers, looking for Carey Price money

Dec 9, 9:41 AM

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason is in the midst of a one-year, $1.5 million contract, and is offering excellent value with a record of 10-9-2, a .929 save percentage and a 2.26 goals-against average. 

Under the current collective bargaining agreement, Mason can't sign an extension with the team until after Jan. 1, but his agent - Anton Thun - has made it clear his client wants to stay in Philadelphia.

Steve made it clear he wants to stay in Philadelphia. I’ve seen him play. He let in three goals in Detroit (a 6-3 Flyers win), but he shut things down when he needed to. He gave Philly an opportunity to win and that is what your goalie is supposed to do.

Thun was also clear in terms of a suitable deal that he and Mason will be looking for from the Flyers: “I think Price is a very good comparable,” Thun said.

Carey Price is in the second year of a six-year, $39 million deal and is one of the NHL's top goalies early on this season with a record of 14-8-2, a .938 save percentage and a 1.96 goals-against average.

While the Flyers have struggled as a team this season, Mason has provided some much needed stability in net. Considering their troubled history at that position, the 25-year old may indeed prove to be the player they've been searching for all this time. However, the danger exists that his statistics will fall back to career norms, making a Price-esque contract a significant risk for the Flyers.

Nov 29, 2:48 PM

Steve Mason key to Flyers' resurgence

Nov 29, 2:48 PM

After a dreadful start to the NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers find themselves with a record of 7-2-1 in their past ten games and knocking on the door of a Metropolitan Division playoff spot.

Key to that new found success is goaltender Steve Mason, whose career has been reinvigorated since coming over from the Columbus Blue Jackets late last season.

While his record is less than stellar at 8-8-2, that's mainly a function of the team's poor start as a whole. More indicative of his play are his goals-against average and save percentage, now sitting at 2.10 and .933 respectively after Friday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Mason ranks eight in the NHL in both categories, and is quietly breaking the stereotype that the Flyers are victims are poor goaltending.