Dave Nonis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday evening that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Jonathan Bernier on a two-year contract. Bernier was obtained from the Kings on June 23, 2013 in a three-player trade.
Bernier, 24, played in 14 regular season games for the Kings in 2012-13. He posted a record of nine wins, three losses, and a tie while posting one shutout and a goals against average (GAA) of 1.88 and a save percentage of .922. His GAA was the second-lowest mark among all NHL goaltenders. Bernier was 9-0-0 in his first 10 starts in 2012-13 and posted a 1.50 GAA and .938 save percentage during that streak from February 11 to April 4. During the Lockout, he played in 13 games for Heilbronner Falken in Germany and he was also a member of Team Canada’s 2012 Spengler Cup championship team. He was a first-round selection of the Kings, 11th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Bernier was the Los Angeles Kings’ nominee for the 2013 Masterton Trophy for displaying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.