New Jersey Announce Mackenzie Blackwood Extension!

The New Jersey Devils have locked up their goaltender of the future as it's being reported by TSN's Pierre LeBrun the team has come to terms with Mackenzie Blackwood on a three-year extension.

The 24-year-old Blackwood is one of the promising young goalies in the league and is expected to work in tandem with newly signed veteran, Corey Crawford.

Blackwood, the former second-round pick posted a stellar season last year in New Jersey with a 2.77 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. The Devils are one of the teams to watch in the eastern conference and could surprise and sneak into the top-four of their division, which now lands you a playoff spot.

An affordable contract for one of the more promising goaltenders in the league, great move for the Devils and an early Christmas present for the Blackwood family.

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