Panthers Goalie Signs $8.4M Deal
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Panthers goaltender Trevor Kidd took a short-term pay cut, signing a long-term contract Saturday that will keep him with the team through the 2002-03 season.
Kidd signed a four-year, $8.4 million deal, which includes a base salary of $1.5 million this season and $2.3 million each of the next three years.
Kidd agreed to the new deal before training camp in August.
The 27-year-old Kidd would have made $2 million in base salary this season, but the contract was only a two-year deal, which he signed with Carolina last year.
``They approached me, and I took a little cut from what I was supposed to make this year in order to do it,″ Kidd said. ``But it was a good thing for me and my family.″
Kidd, who is 4-1-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average this season, was traded to the Panthers from Atlanta on the day of the expansion draft.