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Florida Panthers sign Chris Driedger to a two-year contract extension

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Goaltender led AHL in save percentage

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Panthers announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Chris Driedger on a two-year, two-way contract extension.

The 24-year-old Driedger appeared in 32 games with Florida’s AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, posting a 18-10-2 record, 2.45 goals against average and one shutout, while leading the “A” with a .924 save percentage. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, also appeared in 12 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL, registering a 6-5-0 mark, 2.75 goals against average and .911 save percentage. The Cats signed Driedger to a one-year, two-way contract on February 24, 2019.

He has played three career NHL games, all with the Ottawa Senators, the team that drafted him back in 2012, and has played 124 career AHL games, recording a 56-49-8 record, 2.91 goals against average, .910 save percentage and three shutouts.