The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, to a two-year contract extension.
Bobrovsky, who was set to become a restricted free agent if not signed by July 5, became the first Russian-born goaltender in NHL history to be recognized with the prestigious award after going 21-11-6 with a 2.00 goals-against average and four shutouts in 38 games.
His efforts were instrumental to Columbus' late-season push for a second playoff berth in franchise history -- one which ultimately fell short.
"I'm very happy to be a Columbus Blue Jacket," said Bobrovsky. "My wife and I really like Columbus and the fans have been very nice to us and supportive of our team. I'm looking forward to the season and working with my teammates to help us to our goal of winning a Stanley Cup."
During a three-year NHL career with the Flyers and Blue Jackets, the 24-year- old has gone 63-34-16 with a 2.49 GAA and .917 save percentage.