Bernier Wins Goaltending Battle

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Goaltender Jonathan Bernier of the Los Angeles Kings laughs during the a break from the preseason NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on September 23, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jonathan Bernier has beaten out Erik Ersberg for the back up goaltender spot behind starter Jonathan Quick. Bernier played three games in the NHL last season and finished 3-0 with a shutout, and had a 1.30 GAA and a save percentage of .957.

One day after head coach Terry Murray announced Bernier had won the job, the Kings have signed Jonathan Bernier to a two-year contract extension worth $2.2 million.

When asked about Bernier, Murray had this to say, “His work ethic in that development camp was outstanding, and he brought it to camp last year. His progress was right on target. The decision was so correct last year, to have him go back and play. He had an outstanding year. He’s ready to make a move. So this camp has been everything I expected…”

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