Vokoun signs four year deal!


The Tennesean reports that Vokoun, who will earn $2.28 million this season under the terms of his current contract, has inked a new four-year deal that will kick-in after this season ends. Financial terms were not reported.

Vokoun set a franchise mark with 36 wins last season, helped by a 2.67 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. He was fourth in Vezina Trophy voting for the league’s top goaltender.

“We’d said that we’d look into (a new contract) once we got the health issues resolved,” Vokoun told the Tennesean. “We wanted to get it done before the start of the season. With all the changes on the team, I’m just happy to be staying.”

This is great news for the Predators, who could become a fantastic team to challenge Detroit’s supremacy, depending on Arnott.

6 Responses to Vokoun signs four year deal!

  1. gg_idiot says:

    TSN has listed the details of this contract now.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CP) – The Nashville Predators shored up their long-term goaltending needs Monday, signing star starter Tomas Vokoun to a $22.8-million, four-year extension through the 2010-11 season.

    The 30-year-old Czech native will earn $2.28 million this season before the new deal pays him $5.3 million in 2007-08, $5.5 million in 2008-09, $5.7 million in 2009-10 and $6.3 million in 2010-11.

    Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco signed for the same $22.8 million over four years last January, which pays $5.7 million a season, putting Turco and Vokoun second in salary among NHL goalies behind the $6.75 million earned annually by Chicago’s Nikolai Khabibulin and Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo.

    Vokoun ranks third among NHL goaltenders in games played (203) and wins (95) over the past three NHL seasons. He was fourth in balloting for the Vezina Trophy last season after tying for fifth in the league with a .919 save percentage and ranking sixth with a career-high 36 wins.

    He received complete clearance to return to action this summer following treatment for a blood condition that sidelined him through the final month of the 2005-06 regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    The only remaining Predator from the 1998 NHL expansion draft, Vokoun has gone 134-147-42 with a 2.57 goals-against average in 340 career NHL games. He played in the 2004 NHL all-star game and has also represented the Czech Republic in a number of international competitions, such as the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and three IIHF world championships. He helped lead the Czechs to a gold medal at the 2005 world tournament, winning the Best Goaltender Award and earning a spot on the tournament all-star team.


  2. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    The preds should be better than the wings, but not because of Arnott. don’t forget they aquired Dumont, and they have a strong youthful core. Plus Radulov should help a lot.

  3. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    its funny for the money hes getting he is actually worth it to. and challenging detroits supremacy does not depend on arnott. they have a great group of young players on that team and some great up and comers. Challenging Detroits supremacys depends on vokoun and if he stays healthy.

  4. gg_idiot says:

    Arnott is super man

  5. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    had a good year last year no doubt. but uhhh when u lose easily a top 5 goaltender in the game ur team is in trouble.

  6. BruMagnus says:

    Great post.

    At first I thought this a lot of money, but based on what he’s done, it seems deserving.

    Gagne signs for $5.25

    DiPietro signs a 15 year deal!

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