By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
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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