On Friday night, right as the puck was about to drop to begin the Devils game against the Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey announced a trade, in which the club acquired goaltender Louis Domingue from Tampa Bay. The team parted with a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Here are three things to know about Domingue.
The addition of Domingue bolsters the experience of the Devils goalie group. The 27-year-old goaltender has played in 122 NHL games, winning 55 of them.
The most he's started in a season was 39 back in 2015-16 with Arizona. He went 15-18-5 with a .912 save percentage.
He was named NHL Rookie of the Month in January of that season, going 6-3-2 with a .925 save percentage in 11 games. He allowed two goals or fewer seven times and had one shutout. He began the month of January 4-0-2.
Domingue was playing in the AHL this season in Syracuse and is reporting to the Devils AHL affiliate in Binghamton.
2. RECORD HOLDER
Domingue had a strong season last year in a relief role for the Lightning.
The netminder set a franchise record with 11-straight wins between the pipes while Andrei Vasilevskiy recovered from an injury.
Domingue finished the season with 21 total wins and a .908 save percentage, and a 2.88 GAA.
3. NOT THE FIRST TIME
This is not the first time Domingue has been involved in a trade. Even before he was drafted in 2010, his pick rights were traded from Nashville to Carolina.
The Hurricanes flipped those rights to the Coyotes in May of 2010. In June, he was selected 138th overall by the Arizona franchise.
The Coyotes traded Domingue to the Lightning on Nov. 14, 2017, in exchange for Tye McGinn and Michael Leighton.
And then, of course, he was swapped for the conditional pick on Friday night and now resides within the Devils organization.