The 2019-2020 season will be the final year of a contract that he signed in 2016, as he is set to make $3.5 million for the year. His new average annual value will jump up to $9.5 million per season come the 2020-2021 season, which is the third-largest value among NHL goalies. Only Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers are making more per season at $10.5 million and $10 million respectively.
The 25-year-old Vasilevskiy led the NHL last season with 39 victories, leading a team that tied an NHL record with 62 regular season wins. He did miss 14 games during the season with a broken foot, participating in 53 games on the year and finishing with a .925 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against-average. All of that was enough for him to take home the Vezina Trophy after the season, and now get paid, as he will remain with the team that drafted him in 2012.