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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

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Age: 24

Contract: 2 years, $11.25 million

Reason: Reigning Vezina winner

Corey Crawford, Blackhawks

Age: 28

Contract: 6 years, $36 million

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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

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