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Florida Panthers Recall G Sam Brittain

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled G Sam Brittain from Cincinnati (ECHL).

Brittain, 22 has played 12 games for Cincinnati posting a 6-5-1 record with one shutout. He was named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week (Dec. 22-28) earning a 1-0-0 mark, a 0.97 GAA and of .970 save percentage.

Brittain appeared in 97 games with the Denver Pioneers (NCHC) going 51-34-11 with seven shutouts through his collegiate career. Brittain played in 39 games during his senior season posting a 19-14-6 mark with a 2.22 GAA, a .946 save percentage and five shutouts. He led Denver to the inaugural NCHC Championship and was named 2014 NCHC Goalie of the Year. Brittain was also one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award, given to the goalie who best displays outstanding skill on the ice, along with academic achievement, sportsmanship and community service.

The Calgary, Alberta native Brittain was selected by Florida in the fourth round (92nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft. Brittain signed an entry level contract with Florida on July 2, 2014.

Florida continues their six-game road trip when they visit the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. EST.

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