Boston Bruins

Aug 23, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins goaltender Dan Vladar (80) warms up before game one of the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, the reigning general manager of the year, outdid himself on Sunday, signing Daniel Vladar to a three-year extension worth $750,000 at the NHL level. While Vladar was on the bench as Jaroslav Halak’s backup for Game 1 of the Black and Gold’s second-round series with the Lightning, too.

The 6-foot-5 Vladar’s extension comes following an AHL season that featured a 14-7-1 record with three shutouts for the P-Bruins, along with a league-best 1.79 goals against average and .936 save percentage.

With Providence off-and-on for the last four years, the 23-year-old Vladar has compiled a 33-26-3 record with a 2.35 goals against average and .916 save percentage in 68 career games on the farm.

The first two years of the deal are a two-way contract, while the final year is a one-way contract, per the team.

Vladar has served as the team’s backup since Tuukka Rask opted out of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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