Ducks sign netminder Hiller to four-year extension

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Anaheim Ducks have signed netminder Jonas Hiller to a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the NHL team through the 2013-14 season, the Ducks said on Saturday.

Local media said the deal is worth $18 million to the Swiss Olympian, 27, who has compiled a 21-15-1 record with a 2.75 goals against average in 39 appearances this year.

"Jonas has proved himself as a starting NHL goaltender," Ducks general manager Bob Murray said in a statement on the team's website ( "We expect him to only get better and are pleased he's committed to us for four more seasons."

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Ken Ferris)