Surprisingly, term is one of longest in NHL

Updated: August 25, 2003, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The cash-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins signed largely unproven goaltender Sebastien Caron to a four-year, $3.2 million contract.

The 23-year-old made the NHL All-Rookie team last season with a 7-14-2 record and 2.64 goals-against average in 24 appearances.

The deal, which goes through the 2006-2007 season, is surprising in that it is one of the longest-term contracts in the league, for a player who had no NHL experience before he was called up on an emergency ...

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