Ray Emery gets 1-year extension

Updated: April 7, 2012, 5:10 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

DETROIT -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery has agreed to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday.

The extension is worth $1.15 million, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

"I've been on a few teams the last couple years, and coming in here on a tryout and not knowing what to expect, getting a chance to stay here for another year is exciting," Emery said.

Emery, 29, went 15-9-4 this season with a 2.81 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. He was 10-0-3 at home, starting in stretches when Corey Crawford was struggling. Emery is glad they both are returning.

"It's good knowing who your partner is going to be and we kind of developed a relationship this year where we work well together," Emery said.

Emery came to the Blackhawks on a tryout in September and signed a one-year deal before the season began.

He was 7-2 with the Anaheim Ducks last season, leading them to the playoffs after recovering from a serious hip injury.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun contributed to this report.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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