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Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with Goaltender Chris Driedger

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Chris Driedger on a one-year, two-way contract. Upon clearing waivers, Driedger will be loaned to Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.

"We are pleased to have agreed to terms with Chris," said Tallon. "He has earned this contract through his determination and hard work this season in Springfield. This move today gives our club further flexibility with our goaltending depth going forward."

Driedger, 24, has appeared in 16 games with Springfield this season, owning a 7-6-1 record, 2.81 goals against average, .915 save percentage and one shutout. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba was signed by Springfield to a one-year, AHL one-way contract on July 3, 2018.

He has appeared in three career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators (2014-15 to 2016-17). Over 108 career AHL games, Driedger has posted a 45-45-7 record, 3.04 goals against average, .909 save percentage and three shutouts.

Driedger was originally selected by Ottawa in the third round (67th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

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