NHL’s hot young (and rich) goaltenders

Tuukka Rask
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Tuukka Rask

Four of the NHL’s top goalies last season, including both Stanley Cup Final competitors, earned big paydays this offseason. And all are in or entering their prime.

A look at how they scored this offseason:

Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets

Age: 24


Contract: 2 years, $11.25 million

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Reason: Reigning Vezina winner

Corey Crawford, Blackhawks

Age: 28

Contract: 6 years, $36 million

Reason: .638 win pct., 1 Stanley Cup

Tuukka Rask, Bruins


Age: 26

Contract: 8 years, $56 million

Reason: 2.15 GAA, 1 Stanley Cup

Mike Smith, Coyotes

Age: 31

Contract: 6 years, $34 million


Reason: 13 shutouts last two years