Flames + Kipper agree to 6 year, $35M extension

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My sources indicate that the Calgary Flames and Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff have agreed to a 6-year $35 million US contract extension.

This signing ensures that the Flames will continue to have one of the top goaltenders in the league through the 2013-14 season. Add this to the recent 5-year extensions signed by Jarome Iginla and Robyn Regehr and the Flames have a very solid base to continue to grow around.

Kipper’s contract is worth more overall than Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (4 years, $27 Million)… but he will be paid slightly less per year ($5.83 M vs. $6.75M respectively per season). This contact is a great deal for the Flames, and also represents long-term stability for Miikka and his family.

“I would like to thank the Calgary Flames owners for making this long term commitment to me and my family so we can remain in this city and be part of this organization,” said Kiprusoff in a release. “I look forward to the responsibility and challenge that comes with this contract. Calgary is a loyal hockey community that expects and deserves the very best from its home team.”

You got that right Miikka… Now go win us the Stanley Cup!!!

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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