Montreal Canadiens sign goaltender Samuel Montembeault to two-year deal

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens agreed to a two-year, one-way contract with goaltender Samuel Montembeault on Monday.

The 25-year-old restricted free agent compiled an 8-18-6 record in 38 games with the Canadiens in 2021-22.

Montembeault also put up an .891 save percentage, a 3.77 goals-against average and one shutout — the first of his NHL career.

Claimed off waivers by Montreal last October, the six-foot-three, 199-pound native of Becancour, Que., is heading into his sixth season as a professional.

The Canadiens are still awaiting word on the health of No. 1 goalie Carey Price, who was limited to just five appearances last season.

Montreal also has Jake Allen under contract.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 18, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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