The Phoenix Coyotes made the re-signing of Mike Smith official Monday, announcing a new six-year contract for their franchise goaltender.
Smith, who would have become an unrestricted free agent July 5, reportedly will make approximately $5.67 million per season under his new deal.
"We are pleased to sign Mike to a multi-year contract," general manager Don Maloney said. "Mike has emerged as a top NHL goaltender with his size, athletic ability and strong work ethic. He is capable of leading us to a Stanley Cup championship, the goal of our franchise. This is an important signing for our Club."