Nashville goalie gets $1.8M raise next year
Vokoun posted a club record 34 victories last year, and will earn $3 million next season, up from his 2003-04 salary of $1.2 million, Canadian Press reported.
"Since taking over as our No. 1 goaltender, Tomas has become one of the best young goaltenders in the NHL and he continues to improve each season," general manager David Poile said.
Vokoun, 27, was 34-29-10 with a 2.53 goals-against average in helping Nashville earn its first playoff berth. He also tied for second in the NHL in games in goal with 73.
In the playoffs, Vokoun had a 2.02 goals-against average and a shutout against Detroit. He already leads the Predators' goalies in games played (278), victories (98) and shutouts (12), and has appeared in 142 of Nashville's 164 games over two seasons.
Vokoun, one of three original Predators, will play for the Czech Republic in the World Championships.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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