Preds Sign Goalie Chris Mason To 1-Year Contract
- Inaugural season Predator returns to Nashville -
Nashville, Tenn. (July 1, 2012) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed goaltender Chris Mason to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million and $250,000 in potential bonuses for a cap hit of $1.5 million.
Mason, 36 (4/20/76), returns to Predators’ organization where he spent eight seasons from 1998-2002 and 2003-08. The Red Dear, Alta., native posted a 58-43-12 record with a 2.61 goals-against average a .913 save percentage in 135 games with the Predators in addition to playing 173 games for the team’s primary developmental affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Since his most recent departure from Nashville, he has played two seasons for St. Louis (2008-10) and two seasons for Atlanta/Winnipeg (2010-12), most recently posting an 8-7-1 mark with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage and a pair of shutouts in 20 games for the Jets in 2011-12.
New Jersey’s seventh selection, 122nd overall (fifth round), in the 1995 Entry Draft has appeared in 306 career NHL games notching a 136-106-31 record, a 2.63 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and 23 shutouts.