Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings agreed today on a six-year contract extension that will pay the veteran goaltender $31.8 million and keep him with the club through the 2018-19 season.

The new deal is worth $5.3 million per season and more than doubles Howard's current salary of $2.25 million.

Howard, Detroit's second-round pick (64th overall) in the 2003 NHL entry draft, is in his fourth full season with the Red Wings.

In 36 games this season, he has a 17-12-6 record, 2.31 goals-against average and .920 save percentage with three shutouts.

In 228 career games with the Red Wings, the 29-year-old Howard has a 127-66-25 record, 2.39 GAA and .917 save percentage with 14