There will be one more game for the Philadelphia before the NHL regular season ends, but it appears that goaltender Steve Mason may have already played his last game between the pipes as a Flyers.
Mason spoke with broadcaster Chris Therien after Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, where Mason picked up a win with a 0.909 save percentage and 2 goals against.
“It’s been real special to me personally,” Mason praised the Flyers organization for making the move that brought him from Columbus to Philadelphia and reinvigorated his career. “The Flyers gave me an opportunity to start fresh…and make the most of it”.
Mason said that playing for the Flyers fans was a special honor, “Playing in front of the Flyers fans in a hockey market, for a franchise that you might as well consider an original six is pretty special”.
Mason has been with Philadelphia since they acquired him in the 2012-13 season. He had his best season in Philly the follow year during the 2013-14 season, posting a 2.50 GAA and a 9.17 save percentage across 61 games. He recorded a career high 33 wins as well that season.
When asked about his future with the Flyers, Mason responded that, “I’m not in a position here where moving forward I have an indication of what’s going to be happening”. If the Flyers haven’t begun negotiating with Mason at this point, he’s probably right to assume the worst heading into the off-season.
Mason posted 26 wins, 2.67 GGA, and a .908 save percentage in 58 games this season. The Flyers will miss the playoffs this season, their last game is against the Carolina Hurricanes in Philadelphia on Sunday.