Days after his new deal got listed on CapFriendly, the Florida Panthers finally announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Sam Montembeault on a one-year, two-way contract worth $708,750 at the NHL level. Montembeault appeared in 11 games during his first season with Florida, posting a 4-3-2 record, .894 save percentage and 3.05 goals against average.
The 22-year-old Montembeault went 4-0-1 mark over his first five NHL games, becoming just the eighth goaltender in the last 35 years to begin his career without a regulation loss over his first five appearances.
Originally selected by the Panthers in the third round (77th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound native of Becancour, QC, appeared in 39 games with Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, compiling a 13-16-8 record, .899 save percentage, 3.24 goals against average and one shutout. He represented the Thunderbirds at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.