Hiller, Ducks sign 4-year deal

Updated: January 30, 2010, 3:45 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Jonas Hiller to a four-year contract extension, taking a top-flight goalie off this summer's free-agent market.

The deal is worth $18 million, a source told ESPN.com. The $4.5 million average salary is well above the $1.3 million Hiller is earning this year.

The 27-year-old Hiller, who will start in goal for Switzerland next month at the Vancouver Olympics, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

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