Flyers land Goalie Steve Mason
VOORHEES The Flyers acquired goalie Steve Mason from Columbus. According to reports, Michael Leighton and a third-round pick are going the other way.
That’s right. Sergei Bobrovsky’s backup.
That’s right. Sergei Bobrovsky was the Flyers’ backup last year.
In 13 games this season, Mason has a 2.95 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. Mason has a $2.9 million cap hit this season and will be restricted free agent after this season.
“I’m extremely excited for it, going to a great organization,” Mason told TSN. “There’s some players that I have some history with from the World Juniors there. I’m really looking forward to meeting the new guys and starting out fresh.
Mason was the NHL’s rookie of the year in 2009 with a 2.29 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 61 games. Since then, he’s posted goals-against averages of 3.06, 3.03 and 3.39 in the last three respective seasons.