It’s official, Florida Panthers sign Sam Montembeault to one-year, two-way deal

Young goalie will serve as backup to Sergei Bobrovsky

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.