It's been quite an eight days for Dan Vladar.
Last Saturday, the rookie suddenly became the Bruins' No. 2 goalie when Tuukka Rask opted out of the playoffs. On Wednesday, he got to celebrate his first playoff series win before ever even playing in an NHL game. On Thursday, he celebrated his 23rd birthday. On Friday, he Facetimed into his sister's wedding.
And now on Sunday, he has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The deal was announced by the Bruins during the first intermission of Sunday night's Game 1 against the Lightning, which is just incredible timing.
The deal runs through the 2022-23 season and has an annual cap hit of $750,000. The first two years are a two-way contract, while the third year converts to a one-way NHL deal.
In 22 games for AHL Providence this season, Vladar went 14-7-1 with a .936 save percentage and 1.79 goals against average, both of which led the league.