Lehner signs five-year contract to stay with Golden Knights: report


Robin Lehner signed a five-year contract to remain with the Vegas Golden Knights, TSN reported Saturday.

The 29-year-old goalie was 19-10-5 with a 2.89 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and one shutout in 36 games (34 starts) with the Golden Knights and Chicago Blackhawks last season. He won each of his three starts after he was traded to the Golden Knights on Feb. 24.

Lehner was 9-7 with a 1.99 GAA, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 16 NHL postseason games to help the Golden Knights advance to the Western Conference Final, where they lost to the Dallas Stars in five games.

He was 25-13-5 with a 2.13 GAA, .930 save percentage and six shutouts in 46 games (43 starts) with the New York Islanders in 2018-19, when he teamed with Thomas Greiss to win the William Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed. He also won the Masterton Trophy, awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey, and was third in voting for the Vezina Trophy as the best goalie in the NHL.

Lehner is 116-120-45 with a 2.72 GAA, a .918 save percentage and 15 shutouts in 301 regular-season games (282 starts) with the Golden Knights, Blackhawks, Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators, who selected him in the second round (No. 46) of the 2009 NHL Draft. He is 13-12 with a 2.01 GAA and .924 save percentage and four shutouts in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: Per @frank_seravalli, Golden Knights re-sign Lehner to 5-year, $25 million contract. Announcement expected later today.MORE: https://t.co/UBVytaSm5v pic.twitter.com/RWVYMyapeO

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