Ducks Resign Giguere
The Anaheim Ducks announced Thursday that they have signed goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere to a multi-year contract extension. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
"J.S. Giguere has been an instrumental part of this franchise for the last six years," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. "We view him as one of the top goaltenders in the NHL today, one with tremendous character and competitive fire, traits we value greatly in this organization."
Giguere, 30 (5/16/77), led the Ducks to the 2007 Stanley Cup Championship, posting a 13-4 record in the playoffs. He appeared in 18 post-season games overall during the championship run, recording a 1.97 goals-against average (GAA) and .922 save percentage (SV%).
"I'm very excited to be staying with the Ducks," said Giguere. "
A native of Montreal, Quebec, Giguere played in 56 regular season games in 2006-2007, posting a 36-10-8 record, 2.26 GAA and .918 SV%. His 36 wins set a new franchise record and career high, while his 10 regulation losses were the fewest of any NHL goaltender to play in 50+ games.
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"Last year, I didn't really think I was going to come back," Giguere said. "I knew there was a good chance for me to get traded. I came into the season and just wanted to be me. Altogether, in my private life and in hockey, it was an amazing year. I'm very excited to have another opportunity to play here."