The Montreal Canadiens couldn't imagine life without their superstar goaltender so they signed him to an eight-year, $84 million contract extension Sunday.
Sports' Renaud Lavoie reported Price's salary will increase to $10.5 million annually under his extension.
Price is clearly the driving force behind the Canadiens' organization and along with being the best goalie on the planet, might be one of the most impactful players in the league when it comes to single handedly determining the success or failure of his team.
Since joining the Canadiens in the 2007-08 regular season, Price has recorded a wins-loss record of 270-175-55 in 509 games.
Price, 29, completed his 10th season with the Canadiens in the National Hockey League in 2016-17, going 37-20-5 with a 2.23 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and three shutouts. He finished third in the Vezina Trophy voting, behind Sergei Bobrovsky and Braden Holtby.
Price has also shined on the global stage en route to winning a gold medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships in addition to at the 2014 Olympics and last year's World Cup of Hockey.
With Price locked up, GM Marc Bergevin must now work on plugging the holes on both his blueline and up front. It would be 14 percent on next season's $75 million cap.
Up front, questions remain about the status of Alex Galchenyuk, who continues to be the subject of trade rumours. He was due to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
It is believed the Canadiens and Dallas Stars are the finalists in the battle for Radulov's services.
For now, this deal is a no-brainer for the Canadiens.