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Nashville goalie gets $1.8M raise next year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- All-Star goaltender Tomas Vokoun agreed
to terms on a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators on
Wednesday.

Vokoun posted a club record 34 victories last year, and will earn $3 million next season, up from his 2003-04 salary of $1.2 million, Canadian Press
reported.

"Since taking over as our No. 1 goaltender, Tomas has become
one of the best young goaltenders in the NHL and he continues to
improve each season," general manager David Poile said.

Vokoun, 27, was 34-29-10 with a 2.53 goals-against average in
helping Nashville earn its first playoff berth. He also tied for
second in the NHL in games in goal with 73.

In the playoffs, Vokoun had a 2.02 goals-against average and a
shutout against Detroit. He already leads the Predators' goalies in
games played (278), victories (98) and shutouts (12), and has
appeared in 142 of Nashville's 164 games over two seasons.

Vokoun, one of three original Predators, will play for the Czech
Republic in the World Championships.