He’s not a Duck anymore, but former Anaheim goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere was an important enough piece of Anaheim Ducks history that he warrants keeping an eye on. The Colorado Avalanche and 35 year old netminder announced today that they have agreed to terms on a contract extension that will keep Giguere with the club through the 2013-14 season. His existing 2-year contract had Giguere signed through the 2012-13 season at a $1.25 million cap-hit, the additional year of his new contract extension will put him at a $1.5 million cap hit for 2013-14.
Giguere spent 9 seasons with Anaheim, and was an integral piece in the Ducks’ 2003 Stanley Cup Final appearance, as well as the 2007 Stanley Cup championship team. After the team’s loss to the New Jersey Devils in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final, Giguere became one of only five players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe on a team that did not win the Stanley Cup. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2009-10 season, and on July 1st, 2011 he signed with Coloarado on as a free agent.
Jer is ready for elite goaltending in Anaheim. Follow him on Twitter @JerMeansWell.
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