Anaheim Ducks Goaltender Jonas Hiller (1), of the Czech Republic, stops Tampa Bay Lightning center Jeff Halpern (11) during a shoot out in an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 in Tampa, Fla. The Ducks won the game 2-1 in a shoot out. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Chris O\'Meara)
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks signed Jonas Hiller to a four-year deal Saturday, taking the goaltender off this summer's free-agent market.
Hiller signed a contract extension through the 2013-14 NHL season worth a reported US$18 million.
"Jonas has proved himself as a starting NHL goaltender," general manager Bob Murray said in a release. "We expect him to only get better and are pleased he's committed to us for four more seasons."
The 27-year-old Hiller, who will play for Switzerland at the Vancouver Olympics, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
He's posted a 54-37-5 record with a 2.46 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 108 career NHL appearances with the Ducks.
Hiller is 21-15-1 this season with a 2.75 GAA and .916 save percentage in 39 appearances.
"This is a very exciting day for me personally," Hiller said. "Anaheim has been a great place for me to play, and I couldn't be happier to stay here."
Hiller made his playoff debut last season, going 7-6 with a 2.23 GAA and league-leading .943 save percentage. He helped Anaheim to an opening-round victory over the top-seeded San Jose Sharks. The Ducks made it to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals but lost to the Detroit Red Wings.