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Blackhawks Re-Sign Patrick Lalime

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have agreed to terms with goaltender Patrick Lalime on a 1-year contract.

Lalime, 32, 6'3", 189 pound netminder appeared in 12 games with the Blackhawks this past season posting a record of 4-5-1 with one shutout, a 3.07 goals against average and a .896 save percentage. Lalime made his Blackhawks debut on February 7th when he shutout the Vancouver Canucks by the score of 3-0. The last time a Blackhawks goaltender had a shutout in his debut and won the game was back on October 8, 1957 when Glenn Hall defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs by the score of 1-0.

Lalime began the season on the Injured Reserve List after suffering a herniated disc in his back prior to training camp. Lalime underwent back surgery in September and returned to the ice in January on a conditioning stint with the Norfolk Admirals. While with the Norfolk, he posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.49 goals against average and .930 save percentage.

In his career, Lalime has appeared in 365 NHL games posting a record of 175 wins, 136 losses, 32 ties and 27 overtime losses while notching a 2.51 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. He was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round, 156th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Lalime has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators and the St. Louis Blues during his NHL career.

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