25 year old Cam Ward from the Carolina Hurricanes signed a 6 year contract for $37.8 million dollars which was announced by Jim Rutherford.
"It comes at a good time," Rutherford said. "We were hoping we could get Cam a long-term contract that would keep him with the team, and it's great to get it done before the season begins."
Ward was third in the NHL in wins with 39 and tied for sixth in shutouts with 6 last season. He established a new franchise record for goaltender victories in a season (39) and matched the franchise record for shutouts in a season. Ward posted a 2.44 GAA and .916 SV%.