Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have signed goaltender Patrick Lalime to a 1-year contract.
Lalime, 32, 6'3", 192 pound netminder appeared in 31 games last season with the St. Louis Blues posting a record of 4-18-8 with a .881 save percentage and a 3.64 goals against average. He also appeared in 14 games with the Peoria Riverman of the American Hockey League posting a 6-6-1 record with a .903 save percentage and a 2.86 goals against average.
In his career, Lalime has appeared in 353 NHL games posting a record of 171 wins, 130 losses, 32 ties and 8 overtime losses while notching a 2.49 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 played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators and the St. Louis Blues during his NHL career.