– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre
to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay MacIntyre $600,000 at the NHL level, or $250,000 at the American Hockey League level in 2015-16.
MacIntyre, 31, posted a 20-26-5 record, a 2.84 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 51 games last season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. His 51 games played, 2,936 minutes played and 1,474 saves made in 2014-15 were all single-season records for a goaltender in Checkers history. The Charlottetown, PEI, native served as backup for Carolina for one game last season on Dec. 4 against Washington, but did not see NHL action in 2014-15.
Detroit’s second selection, 121st overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, MacIntyre (6’1”, 190 lbs.) has played six career NHL games with Vancouver, Buffalo and Toronto, registering a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. He has appeared in 404 career AHL games, going 212-143-26 with a 2.47 goals-against average, and was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team in 2008-09 and 2007-08. He earned his 200th AHL win on Dec. 13 with Charlotte last season, and his 212 career AHL win ranks him ninth in league history. MacIntyre originally signed with Carolina as a free agent on July 1, 2014.