Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mason happy to be joining Flyers

Steve Mason said he was ecstatic to be traded today to the Flyers. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded the 24-year-old goalie for goalie Michael Leighton and a third round pick.

Mason happy to be joining Flyers

Steve Mason said he was ecstatic to be traded today to the Flyers. The Columbus Blue Jackets traded the 24-year-old goalie for goalie Michael Leighton and a third round pick in 2015.

“I am more than thrilled to have this opportunity and have a fresh start,” Mason said in comments distributed by the Flyers.

Mason hasn’t come close to matching his production when he won the Calder Cup as Rookie of the Year in 2008-2009. That was his lone playoff season when he recorded a 2.29 goals against average and recorded 10 shutouts in 61 games.

This season he was 3-6-1 while backing up former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky in Columbus.

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When asked if Mason would back up Ilya Bryzgalov, general manager Paul Holmgren said, "He is one of our two goalies, not only for this season but moving forward."

Mason, who will be a restricted free agent, talked about being a teammate with Bryzgalov. 

"I am looking forward to working with him," Mason said.

Here's video of Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren adressing the media:

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