NHL team the Los Angeles Kings announced on Wednesday that they’ve reached an agreement with goalie Cal Petersen for a three-year, $15 million contract extension. With the new deal coming into effect during the 2022-23 season, Petersen is expected to play the new season under the three-year, $2.575 million deal that he signed in July 2019.
Last season proved to be a challenging one for the Kings in terms of results, with Petersen amassing a 9-18-5 record. Despite this performance, however, Petersen put in an outstanding individual performance, achieving career-best figures in both goals-against average (2.89) and save percentage (.911). Petersen appeared in 35 games last season, covering for usual number one pick goalie Jonathan Quick due to injury.
In addition to representing the Kings over the past four years, Petersen represented the United States national team at the IIHF world championships this summer, helping his side earn a bronze medal finish.
Quick, on the other hand, is a two-time Stanley Cup champion who has been with the Kings since the 2008-09 season. The first-choice goalie for the Kings, Quick appeared in 22 games last season before injuries cut his season short. He subsequently underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason.