Boston Bruins Reward Tim Thomas with Extension

Carmine CarusoCorrespondent IApril 4, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 29: Goalkeeper Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on March 29, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins Goaltender Tim Thomas signed an extension to his contract Friday. Thomas will, with this new deal having been made, be a Bruin through the 2012-2013 season. Over the next four years, he will make $20 Million.

Thomas is having an incredible season with Boston thus far. In 51 starts for Boston this year, Thomas has a record of 33-11-7.

While he is tied for sixth most in wins in the NHL, Thomas has started fewer games than anyone else in the top 10 in that category, with Manny Fernandez (who becomes a free agent after this season) regularly starting games as well.

Thomas leads the NHL in Goals Against Average, with a GAA of 2.11. His is 0.11 lower than that of Steve Mason, who is second in GAA. Thomas also leads the league in save percentage, and will certainly has a great shot at winning the Vezina Trophy, which goes out to the best goaltender in the NHL each season.

Tim Thomas has everything, save youth. Though Thomas is one of the best goalies in the league, he is 34 years old, and will be turning 35 in just under two weeks. When this contract expires, Thomas will be 39 years of age.