Red Wings sign Jimmy Howard to 1-year extension

Jimmy Howard will be in Detroit for another year.

The Red Wings signed the goalie to a one-year extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Howard’s extension could be worth $5.1 million, but $1.1 million of that is based on playoff bonuses alone, according to TSN. If the Red Wings fail to make the playoffs next season, Howard only will get $4 million. Detroit is set to miss the playoffs this season for the third straight year. 

Howard, who turns 35 on March 26, currently is in his 13th season with the Red Wings. On Feb. 14, he became the 71st goaltender in NHL history to play in 500 games. That same month, he became an NHL All-Star for the third time.

He made no secret about wanting to stay in Detroit, telling reporters Tuesday after the Red Wings’ 3-2 win that he wants to end his career with the team.

“This is the only organization I know,” Howard said, via The Detroit News. “I love playing for the Wings, my family loves living in Detroit. It’s very special.”

Howard is 19-20-5 with a 3.05 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage this season.