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Panthers continue push for depth in net, sign G Houser to entry level deal

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Kirill Kabanov #77 of the Shawinigan Cataractes collides with goaltender <strong>Michael Houser </strong>#29 of the London Knights during a 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup game at Bionest Centre, May 27 in Shawinigan, Quebec.
Kirill Kabanov #77 of the Shawinigan Cataractes collides with goaltender Michael Houser #29 of the London Knights during a 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup game at Bionest Centre, May 27 in Shawinigan, Quebec.

The Florida Panthers have come to terms with CHL Goaltender of the Year Michael Houser, who helped his London Knights win the OHL championship en route to an appearance in the 2012 Memorial Cup Final. Houser was dubbed OHL Goaltender of the Year along with Most Outstanding Player and OHL First All-Star Team honors. The Wexford, Pennsylvania native was also named to the CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team. A must-read Q & A with the 19 year-old courtesy of Knights Outright's John Matisz is well worth a peek.

Numbers and awards after the jump...

Season Age Team League GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM MIN G A PTS
2008-09 17 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 32 5 18 0 102 1045 943 .902 4.02 0 12 1523 0 0 0
2009-10 18 London Knights OHL 25 17 4 1 75 749 674 .900 3.10 0 2 1450 0 1 1
2010-11 19 London Knights OHL 54 30 19 5 171 1779 1608 .904 3.32 1 18 3088 0 1 1
2010-12 20 London Knights OHL 62 46 15 1 152 2014 1862 .925 2.47 6 4 3698 0 2 2
Career OHL 141 93 38 7 398 4542 4144 .912 2.90 7 24 8236 0 4 4

Awards

  • CHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • OHL First All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • CHL Goaltender of the Year (2012)
  • CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2012)
  • OHL Champion (2012)
  • OHL First All-Star Team (2012)
  • OHL Goaltender of the Year (2012)
  • OHL Most Outstanding Player "Red Tilson Trophy" winner (2012)