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Florida Panthers re-sign goaltender Philippe Desrosiers

25-year-old keeper signs a one-year, two-way deal

NHL: SEP 16 Preseason - Panthers at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Florida Panthers took care of some its goaltending depth by re-signing Philippe Desrosiers to a one-year, two-way contract.

The contract will pay the Desrosiers the league minimum of $700,000 at the NHL level. His salary at the minor-league level is unknown.

Desrosiers, 25, appeared in 29 regular season games with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL in 2019-20, posting a 16-10-2 record, .916 save percentage and 3.05 goals against average.

Originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Desrosiers has played in 72 career AHL regular season games, He has registered a 33-28-3 record, .913 save percentage, 2.78 goals against average and two shutouts.

He has also appeared in 106 career ECHL regular season games, notching a 53-33-12 mark, a .908 save percentage, 2.85 goals against average and four shutouts. Over 17 ECHL playoff games, Desrosiers produced a .929 save percentage and 2.19 goals against average.

Desrosiers played four seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and helped lead the club to a 2015 President’s Cup Championship.

With Rimouski, he was named to the 2012-13 All-Rookie Team, won the 2012-13 Raymond Lagace Trophy for the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, earned the 2014-15 Jacques Plante Trophy for the QMJHL’s best goals against average (2.50) and was named the 2014-15 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Goaltender of the Year.

On the international stage, Desrosiers won a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championship where he posted a 5-0-0 record, a .970 save percentage, 0.80 goals against average and two shutouts.

With Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger holding down the top two spots in Sunrise, look for Desrosiers to again team with current RFA Sam Montembeault in Charlotte this season.

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