Tampa Bay signs goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to a massive extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked up their #1 goalie, signing Andrei Vasilevskiy to a 8-year contract extension, which carries an AAV of $9.5 million.

According to Elliotte Friedman the deal is broken down to include $45 million in signing bonuses, the easy way out for players to get a bunch of their money up front in their contracts.

The Russian netminder is still only 24 years old, and is right smack in the middle of his prime. Last season he finished the year appearing in 53 games and went 39-10-4 with a 2.40 gaa and .925 save %.

Tampa Bay now turns their attention to RFA Brayden Point, who is believed to be receiving a ton of offer sheet related phone calls.