Hurricanes sign goalie Khudobin to two-year extension

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes and goaltender Anton Khudobin agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension as announced by the team on Tuesday.

The deal will pay Khudobin $2 million for the 2014-15 season and $2.5 million in 2015-16.

After signing with the Hurricanes as a free agent on July 5, 2013, the goaltender’s play this season proved he was worth keeping for a longer term.

Khudobin had compiled a 13-8-0 record with a 2.17 goals-against average and .927 save percentage in 22 games played to date.

“We are pleased to be able to keep Anton with the Hurricanes,” president and general manager Jim Rutherford said.

“He has played well this season and signing him helps solidify our team’s goaltending situation.”

Khudobin’s impressive play during the season earned him recognition as NHL First Star for the month of January after matching a Hurricanes franchise record for wins in a month with 10, and registering a goals-against average of 2.19 and save percentage of .927 in 14 games.

Originally drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round of the 2004 Draft, Khudobin has a career NHL record of 27-13-1 with a 2.11 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in 43 games with Minnesota, Boston and Carolina.