SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers have signed goaltender James Reimer (RIGH-muhr) to a five-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
During the 2015-16 season, the 28-year old Reimer recorded a 6-2-0 record with a 1.62 goals against average, .938 save percentage and three shutouts in eight games with the San Jose Sharks. Reimer finished the season with a combined 17-14-7 record with a 2.31 goals against average, .922 save percentage and three shutouts in 40 games with San Jose and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The 6-foot-2, 217-pound native of Morweena, Manitoba has played in 215 NHL games for San Jose (2016) and Toronto (2010-16) recording a 91-78-23 record, 2.79 goals against average, .914 save percentage and 14 shutouts. He has also played in eight career playoff games owning a 2.82 goals against average and .921 save percentage.
Reimer was originally selected by Toronto in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.