Craig Anderson signs extension

Updated: March 21, 2011, 2:12 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Ottawa Senators have signed goalie Craig Anderson to a four-year, $12.75 million contract extension, the team announced Monday.

He will earn $2.75 million next season, $3 million in 2012-13 and $3.5 million in the final two years of the deal, which extends his current contract.

"Craig has provided a level of confidence to this team and this organization that was lacking early in the season," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said in announcing the deal. "We feel he is the type of person and player that will be a big part of our organization's future success."

Anderson, who is earning $2.125 million this season, was slated for unrestricted free agency July 1. But he chose to re-up with the Senators, who acquired him last month from Colorado.

A Vezina Trophy nominee last season with the Avalanche, Anderson has gone 6-4-0 since joining the Senators, sporting a 2.11 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.

Anderson, in his eighth NHL season, has a 93-87-19 career record entering Monday's games, with a 2.81 career GAA and .912 career save percentage.

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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