Pascal Leclaire Resigned to the Blue Jackets in Three-Year Deal

Mary MimiCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2008

Pascal Leclaire was re-signed by the only NHL club he had played with, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Quebec borned Canadian, who had played for Team Canada as the back-up to Cam Ward last spring, and won a silver medal in the IIHF, received a 11.4M, three-year deal from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Last season was his best season so far. He posted a 2.25 GAA and .919 save percentage in 54 games with the Blue Jackets, 24-17-6.

"We're very happy to have signed Pascal to a new contract that will keep him with the Blue Jackets for the next three seasons, he is an important part of our team and we think he will continue to improve and play a significant role in helping us reach our goals." said GM Scott Howson.

The 25-year-old was drafted eighth overall by Columbus in 2001. In 113 career games he has a record of 41-49-11 record with a 2.71 GAA, and a .911 save percentage and 10 shutouts, which nine of them in the last season.

The Colubus Blue Jackets are surely looking forward to his play next season.