The 34-year-old signed a one-year contract expansion with Detroit on Wednesday and will return into the sole NHL team he has known to get a 14th season.
TSN reports that the bargain has a $5.1 million average yearly value, however, $1.1 million of this is tangled up in play off bonuses, so in case the Wings do not make the postseason next year, then he’ll bring in $4 million.
Howard is in the final season of a six-year, $31.75 million contract which carries a $5.292 million salary-cap hit.
The amounts are among the worst of his career, but the Red Wings have fought like a team, amassing the third-worst record from the league.
Howard is just a twotime all star. He has played in the third-most games as a goalie in Red Wings history. He’s third in franchise wins.