Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Canadiens Sign Peter Delmas to 3-Year Deal

With Robert Mayer's days in the organization clearly numbered after his lack of an invite to either development camp this summer, the Canadiens locked up one half of the Hamilton Bulldogs' goaltending duo for the upcoming campaign by signing Peter Delmas to a 3-year, two-way deal.

Delmas showed progress over the course of last season, with a .928 save percentage and 2.03 GAA in the ECHL, while looking sharp in a very brief stint with Hamilton, going 1-0-1 with a 1.92 GAA and .933 SV%. His numbers trailed off a bit in the ECHL playoffs, but his club was badly outmatched and he was often left to himself.

Still only 21, it is unclear whether Delmas has an NHL future ahead of him, but the organization lacks depth in the goalie pipeline, so it doesn't hurt to have him locked up.

The Bulldogs will still need a starter or 1A goalie, with names like Drew MacIntyre and Cedrick Desjardins available as UFAs.

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