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Montreal Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to 8-year extension

Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes

Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save in the third period against the New York Rangers during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in New York City. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Carey Price to an eight-year contract extension.

General manager Marc Bergevin announced the deal Sunday, the second day Price was eligible to be extended. Price’s new contract begins in 2018-19 and runs through 2025-26.

Getting Price re-signed was a top priority for Montreal. He won the Hart Trophy as MVP and Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in 2014-15 when he led the NHL with a 1.96 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

Price, who turns 30 in August, is 270-175-55 with a 2.40 GAA and .920 save percentage in 509 games over 10 NHL seasons. He bounced back from a knee injury that cost him most of 2015-16 to start 62 games last season, finishing third in the Vezina voting.

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